Shellfish synonyms

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Any of various widespread arthropods of the class Crustacea that live mostly in water and have a hard shell, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Crustaceans include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, barnacles, and copepods.
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Any of a large phylum (Mollusca) of invertebrate animals, including the chitons, gastropods, cephalopods, scaphopods, and bivalves characterized by a soft, unsegmented body, typically enclosed wholly or in part in a mantle and a calcareous shell, and usually having gills and a foot
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthopoda, characterized by an exoskeleton made of chitin and a segmented body with pairs of jointed appendages. Arthropods share many features with annelids and may have evolved from them in the Precambrian Era. Arthropods include the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, and extinct trilobites, and are the largest phylum in the animal kingdom.
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The definition of a barnacle is a small crustacean that affixes itself to surfaces such as a rock, a large sea animal, or the part of a boat that is in the water.
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The definition of a clam is an animal that lives in shallow water with a hard shell and no backbone, or is slang for a U.S. dollar.
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A crustacean of the Nephropidae family, dark green or blue-black in colour turning bright red when cooked, with a hard shell and claws, which is used as a seafood.
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A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Protostomia — the arthropods, invertebrate animals having an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages..
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Any of numerous freshwater and marine mollusks of the class Bivalvia, having a shell consisting of two hinged valves connected by a ligament, and including the clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops.
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The large, spiral, univalve shell of any of various marine mollusks
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(Southern US, Midwest US and Western US) Alternative form of crayfish.
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(New England, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota) A freshwater crustacean (Cambaridae) resembling a small lobster, sometimes used as an inexpensive seafood or as fish bait.
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Any of numerous freshwater bivalve mollusks of the order Unionoida that burrow in the sand or mud of rivers, streams, and ponds.
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The oyster-shaped bit of meat contained in a depression on each side of the pelvic bone of a fowl
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Any of the bivalve molluscs of the genus Pholas or family Pholadidae, which burrow into soft rocks.
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Any of various shrimps, especially one that is large or inhabits fresh water.
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The single shell of such a mollusk
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The definition of a snail is a small animal with a distinct head whose body is mostly enclosed by a shell and moves slowly using one muscular foot.
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Any of various large marine carnivorous snails chiefly of the family Buccinidae, having a pointed spiral shell, especially the edible species Buccinum undatum of the North Atlantic Ocean.
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Any of numerous mollusks of the class Gastropoda, characteristically having a single, usually coiled shell or no shell at all, a ventral muscular foot, and eyes and tentacles located on a distinct head, and including the snails, slugs, cowries, and limpets.
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Find another word for shellfish. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shellfish, like: crustacean, marine animal, mollusk, crustaceous animal, marine invertebrate, molluscoid, invertebrate, arthropod, barnacle, clam and lobster.