Nouns (18)

shell, carapace
n. hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
n. the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
shell, scale, plate
n. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
n. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
casing, case, shell
n. the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
racing shell, shell
n. a very light narrow racing boat
Shell Oil Company, Shell
n. U.S.-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational oil company
n. a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
n. the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
n. the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
n. a program providing a menu-driven interface with the idea of simplifying the use of the operating system

Verbs (3)

shell, husk
v. remove the husks from; "husk corn"
v. remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (1)

adj. having a shell or containing shell: "shell marl"; "shellfish"

Fuzzynyms (29)

bullet train, bullet
n. a high-speed passenger train
pellet, shot
n. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
case, sheath
n. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
skeleton in the cupboard, skeleton in the closet, skeleton
n. a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"
incrustation, encrustation
n. a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
n. persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
n. outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
n. dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
seedcase, cod, pod
n. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
rind, skin
n. a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
pare, peel, skin
v. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
pare, peel, skin
v. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
skin, bark
v. remove the bark of a tree
skin, bark
v. remove the bark of a tree

Synonyms (1)

adj. relating to or possessing a testa or hard shell; "testaceous fish"

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