softshell

soft-shell

[sawft-shel, soft-]
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

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