Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as chaffinch, 1.
  • Abounding in, provided with, or covered with shells.
  • Consisting of a shell or shells; forming or formed by a shell.
  • Of the nature of a shell; testaceous; conchylious; chitinous, as the carapace of a crab; calcareous, as the shell of a mollusk; silicious, as the test of a radiolarian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abounding with shells; consisting of shells, or of a shell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Composed of the shells of dead marine creatures
  • adjective Resembling, or comprising, the shell of a mollusc
  • adjective Abounding with shells.

Etymologies

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shell +‎ -y

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