Definition of Shellfish

1. Noun. Meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean).


2. Noun. Invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell.

Definition of Shellfish

1. n. Any aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a shell, either testaceous, as in oysters, clams, and other mollusks, or crustaceous, as in lobsters and crabs.

Definition of Shellfish

1. Noun. An aquatic invertebrate, such as a mollusc or crustacean, that has a shell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellfish

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Medical Definition of Shellfish

1. Any aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a shell, either testaceous, as in oysters, clams, and other mollusks, or crustaceous, as in lobsters and crabs. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellfish

shellapple
shellback
shellbacks
shellbark
shellbark hickory
shellbarks
shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled
sheller
shellers
shellfire
shellfires
shellfish (current term)
shellfisheries
shellfisherman
shellfishermen
shellfishery
shellfishes
shellflower
shellful
shellfuls
shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling
shellings
shellless

Literary usage of Shellfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"object wag solely to provide salaries for those engaged In enforcing the regulations for the protection of shellfish In Brunswick county. ..."

2. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The parasite is contracted through a microscopic shrimp, or raw fish containing the shrimp.1 shellfish shellfish include mollusks, as oysters, clams, ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"The parasite is contracted through fresh water crabs.22 shellfish ... shellfish may be diseased when taken from the water, but little is known of the ..."

4. Elements of Water Bacteriology: With Special Reference to Sanitary Water by Samuel Cate Prescott, Charles-Edward Amory Winslow (1913)
"The pollution of areas devoted to the growing of shellfish and the consequent pollution of the shellfish themselves is a matter of much sanitary importance. ..."

5. Supplement ... to the Public Health Reports by United States Public Health Service (1920)
"shellfish—Taking from Contaminated Sources Prohibited—Duties of State Board of Health. (Ch. 48, Act Apr. 5, 1917.) SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful to take ..."

6. Sewage Disposal by George W. Fuller (1912)
"SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE AS TO shellfish POLLUTION Effect of Pollution.—The evidence already presented leaves no room for reasonable doubt that to a limited ..."

7. Pathogenic Microörganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1917)
"OF the shellfish commonly used as food, oysters are the most extensively eaten. ... In their normal habitat, in sea waters free from pollution, shellfish ..."

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