hard-shelled
adjective see hard-shell

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hard-shelled — (härdʹshĕld ) adj. Variant of hard shell. * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-shelled — adjective of animals or plants that have a hard shell • Similar to: ↑shelled * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: hard (I) + shelled, adjective : hard shell * * * hard shelled «HAHRD SHEHLD» …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hard-shelled clam — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard-shelled crab — ☆ hard shelled crab or hard shell crab n. a crab, esp. an edible sea crab, before it has shed its hard shell * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-shelled crab — ☆ hard shelled crab or hard shell crab n. a crab, esp. an edible sea crab, before it has shed its hard shell …   English World dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — or hard shell clam n. QUAHOG * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-shelled clam — or hard shell clam n. QUAHOG …   English World dictionary

  • hard-shelled crab — noun see hard shell crab * * * hard shell crab or hard shelled crab, any crab, especially the edible blue crab, having a hard shell between molting periods …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — noun see hard shell clam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard-shelled crab — noun see hard shell crab …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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