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shellfish A wide range of marine molluscs (abalone, clams, cockles, mussels, scallops, oysters, whelks, winkles) and crustacea (members of the zoological order Decapoda: crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps).

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shellfish Common name for edible, shelled molluscs and crustacean. Shelled molluscs include clams, mussels, oysters and scallops; crustaceans include shrimps, lobsters, and crabs.

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shell·fish / ˈshelˌfish/ • n. (pl. same) an aquatic shelled mollusk (e.g., an oyster or cockle) or a crustacean (e.g., a crab or shrimp), esp. one that is edible. ∎  such mollusks or crustaceans as food.

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