Words starting with shell

Words and definitions

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: A pod.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: The hard covering of an egg.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.

Meaning of Shell

Shell means: A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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