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shell·fish

shellfish

 
pronunciation:
shel fIsh
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shellfish, shellfishes
definition: a small animal that lives in fresh or salt water and has a shell outside its body. Shellfish are not true fish. They are invertebrates, or animals with no backbone. People can eat many kinds of shellfish, including clams, oysters, shrimp, and lobsters.
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