What does shellfish mean?

Definitions for shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃshell·fish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shellfishnoun

    meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

  2. mollusk, mollusc, shellfishnoun

    invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

Wiktionary

  1. shellfishnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shellfishnoun

    Fish invested with a hard covering, either testaceous, as oysters, or crustaceous, as lobsters.

    Etymology: shell and fish.

    The shells, being sound, were so like those they saw upon their shores, that they never questioned but that they were the exuviæ of shellfish, and once belonged to the sea. John Woodward.

Wikipedia

  1. Shellfish

    Shellfish is a colloquial and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates used as food, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Although most kinds of shellfish are harvested from saltwater environments, some are found in freshwater. In addition, a few species of land crabs are eaten, for example Cardisoma guanhumi in the Caribbean. Shellfish are among the most common food allergens.Despite the name, shellfish are not fish. Most shellfish are low on the food chain and eat a diet composed primarily of phytoplankton and zooplankton. Many varieties of shellfish, and crustaceans in particular, are actually closely related to insects and arachnids; crustaceans make up one of the main subphyla of the phylum Arthropoda. Molluscs include cephalopods (squids, octopuses, cuttlefish) and bivalves (clams, oysters), as well as gastropods (aquatic species such as whelks and winkles; land species such as snails and slugs). Molluscs used as a food source by humans include many species of clams, mussels, oysters, winkles, and scallops. Some crustaceans that are commonly eaten are shrimp, lobsters, crayfish, crabs and barnacles. Echinoderms are not as frequently harvested for food as molluscs and crustaceans; however, sea urchin roe is quite popular in many parts of the world, where the live delicacy is harder to transport.Though some shellfish harvesting has been unsustainable, and shrimp farming has been destructive in some parts of the world, shellfish farming can be important to environmental restoration, by developing reefs, filtering water and eating biomass.

ChatGPT

  1. shellfish

    Shellfish is a term used to refer to aquatic invertebrates used as seafood, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. This group includes species like oysters, clams, lobsters, shrimps, and crabs. They are characterized by a hard outer shell that acts as a protective layer to the soft, edible flesh inside.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shellfishnoun

    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

Wikidata

  1. Shellfish

    Shellfish is a culinary and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates used as food, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Although most kinds of shellfish are harvested from saltwater environments, some kinds are found only in freshwater. In addition a few species of land crabs are eaten, for example Cardisoma guanhumi in the Caribbean. Despite the name, shellfish are not a kind of fish, but are simply animals that live in water. Many varieties of shellfish are actually closely related to insects and arachnids, making up one of the main classes of the phylum Arthropoda. Cephalopods and bivalves are molluscs, as are snails and slugs. Familiar marine molluscs enjoyed as a food source by humans include many species of clams, mussels, oysters, winkles, and scallops. Some crustaceans commonly eaten are shrimp, lobster, crayfish, and crabs. Echinoderms are not as frequently harvested for food as molluscs and crustaceans, however sea urchin roe is quite popular in many parts of the world. Most shellfish eat a diet composed primarily of phytoplankton and zooplankton.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Shellfish

    Aquatic invertebrates belonging to the phylum MOLLUSCA or the subphylum CRUSTACEA, and used as food.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shellfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shellfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of shellfish in a Sentence

  1. Martin Weale:

    I didn't realize that the Western Isles are a big shellfish exporter to Spain. This was at the time of the euro crisis and people were talking about difficulties in getting paid from Spain and worrying about whether it was sensible to send these consignments.

  2. Judge Schroeder:

    Not to be Confused for 400, on the menu, scallops are shellfish and these are immature or green onions.

  3. Mona Sarfaty:

    Warmer ocean water also makes a difference, along the coast, there are cases of bacterial contamination in shellfish in the warmer months that make those waters more likely to cause infection when people swim there, especially if they have open cuts in their skin.

  4. Cortni Borgerson:

    A shellfish allergy increases the likelihood that you will be allergic to cicada, so it’s better to be safe than sorry and abstain from land arthropods if you can’t eat their sea swimming cousins.

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