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noun as in invertebrate

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While battered by waves or strong currents, the shellfish firmly hold onto rocks in rivers and oceans.

Yet some shellfish species are trying to adapt to those rapidly occurring changes.

Many shellfish farms on coastal regions were hit by historically hot temperatures.

He heard that a local shellfish commission was opening up new oyster grounds, for the first time in a century-and-a-half.

I can’t put my thumb on it, but there was a mystery to growing plants, a pleasure apart from fishing and farming shellfish.

Two men stepped out and entered a modest seafood restaurant called Mario's Fresh Shellfish.

Over the course of the Old Testament God firms up the regulations about consuming shellfish and pork.

Eat: The area is renowned for its cuisine, especially fish, shellfish, hearty rice dishes, and stews.

However, the Spanish government says the cement blocks impaired Spanish fishermen from trolling the same waters for shellfish.

This disease is caused by naturally occurring toxins that are found in the tissue of some shellfish.

These fish are very tempting and delicate, and are not so injurious as shellfish are apt to be.

The shores appear to abound with shellfish, although Dampier thought that shells hereabouts were scarce.

It is called "ostrum" because it is taken from the shells of marine shellfish.

Farewell to sumptuous suppers of shellfish and Rueda wine in the Caf de la Marina!

The chief food of these people seemed to be the bulbs of the water-lilies, fish and shellfish.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shellfish, such as: clam, conch, crawfish, crustacean, lobster, and mollusk.

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