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Cooked mussels

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English schellefyssch, shelle fysshe, equivalent to shell +‎ fish.

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shellfish (countable and uncountable, plural shellfish or shellfishes)

  1. An aquatic invertebrate having a shell, such as a mollusc or crustacean, especially when edible.

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