Soft-shelled
Soft-shell Soft"-shell`, Soft-shelled Soft"-shelled`, a. Having a soft or fragile shell. [1913 Webster]

{Soft-shell clam} (Zo["o]l.), the long clam. See {Mya}.

{Soft-shelled crab}. (Zo["o]l.) See the Note under {Crab}, 1.

{Soft-shelled turtle}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Soft tortoise}, under {Soft}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Soft-shelled — may refer to:* Chinese Soft shelled Turtle, species from the genus Pelodiscus * Wattle necked Soft shelled Turtle, turtle from the genus Palea * Yangzte soft shell Turtle …   Wikipedia

  • soft-shelled — (sôftʹshĕld , sŏftʹ ) adj. Variant of soft shell. * * * …   Universalium

  • soft-shelled — adjective see soft shell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soft-shelled —   See soft …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • soft-shelled — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : soft shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soft-shelled crab — Soft shell Soft shell , Soft shelled Soft shelled , a. Having a soft or fragile shell. [1913 Webster] {Soft shell clam} (Zo[ o]l.), the long clam. See {Mya}. {Soft shelled crab}. (Zo[ o]l.) See the Note under {Crab}, 1. {Soft shelled turtle}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soft-shelled turtle — Soft shell Soft shell , Soft shelled Soft shelled , a. Having a soft or fragile shell. [1913 Webster] {Soft shell clam} (Zo[ o]l.), the long clam. See {Mya}. {Soft shelled crab}. (Zo[ o]l.) See the Note under {Crab}, 1. {Soft shelled turtle}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft-shelled turtle — ☆ soft shelled turtle n. any of a family (Trionychidae) of aquatic turtles of North America, Asia, and Africa, with a soft, oval, leathery shell; esp., a North American genus (Trionyx) common in the Mississippi drainage …   English World dictionary

  • soft-shelled crab — noun 1. freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible • Syn: ↑soft shell crab • Hypernyms: ↑crab, ↑crabmeat 2. edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell • Syn: ↑soft shell crab …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-shelled clam — noun see soft shell clam * * * softshell clam or soft shelled clam, = soft clam. (Cf. ↑soft clam) …   Useful english dictionary

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