shell-fish

shellfish

[shel-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) shellfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) shellfishes.
an aquatic animal having a shell, as the oyster and other mollusks and the lobster and other crustaceans.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English scilfisc. See shell, fish

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shellfish (ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any aquatic invertebrate having a shell or shell-like carapace, esp such an animal used as human food. Examples are crustaceans such as crabs and lobsters and molluscs such as oysters

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