from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aquatic animal, such as a mollusk or crustacean, that has a shell or shell-like exoskeleton.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An aquatic invertebrate, such as a mollusc or crustacean, that has a shell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aquatic animal, not a fish, having a shell, and especially one which comes under popular notice as used for food or for ornament.
- n. A crustaceous animal, or crustacean, as a crab, lobster, shrimp, or prawn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
- n. invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
The Health Department currently prohibits, and will continue to prohibit the sale of raw shellfish from a mobile food cart.
Domoic acid is produced by the diatom Nitzschia pungens and has been isolated in shellfish from Prince Edward Island, Canada. 10 This toxin is responsible for amnestic shellfish poisoning (ASP) in humans causing symptoms of gastroenteritis and neurotoxicity.
They will be pouring Jamesport Wines and a variety of shellfish from the Peconic Bay will be available for purchase.
I guess if you asked me what I would not order, not that I do not enjoy the diversion of flavors but I guess that a pairing of Fino Amontillado Sherry and shellfish is not my preference.
Cocktails are a bit more, but the shellfish is fresh.
Local shellfish is the ideal match for this fine example of Long Island sauvignon.
Know as the "Land of the Seven Moles," Oaxaca is blessed with an abundance of vegetables grown in the central valley; fish and shellfish from the southern coast and Isthmus regions; and a year-round supply of tropical fruit from the lush area bordering Veracruz.
Vibrio vulnificus and other gastrointestinal organisms found in shellfish and some fish caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
A friend of mine feels that, even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11: 10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality.
Especially when it comes out “Gloria in shellfish mayo.”