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Shellfish   /ʃˈɛlfˌɪʃ/   Listen
Shellfish

noun
(pl. shellfish)
1.
Meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean).
2.
Invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell.  Synonyms: mollusc, mollusk.






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"Shellfish" Quotes from Famous Books



... Fish and shellfish waste. These proteinaceous, high-nitrogen and trace-mineral-rich materials are readily available at little or no cost in pickup load lots from canneries and sea food processors. However, in compost ...
— Organic Gardener's Composting • Steve Solomon



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