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soft-shell

[sawft-shel, soft-] /ˈsɔftˌʃɛl, ˈsɒft-/
adjective
1.
Also, soft-shelled. having a soft, flexible, or fragile shell, as a crab that has recently molted.
noun
2.
a soft-shell animal, especially a soft-shell crab.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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