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soft-shell

[ sawft-shel, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔftˌʃɛl, ˈsɒft- /
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adjective
Also soft-shelled . having a soft, flexible, or fragile shell, as a crab that has recently molted.
noun
a soft-shell animal, especially a soft-shell crab.
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Origin of soft-shell

First recorded in 1795–1805
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