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shell / cáscara
shell   [ʃel]
A. -noun
1. [of egg, nut]   cáscara (f)
b. [of tortoise, turtle]   caparazónoun (m),   carapacho (m)
c. [of snail, shellfish]   concha (f),   caracol (m) Latin America
d. [of pea]   vaina (f)
e. [of coconut]   cáscara (f) leñosa
f. to come out of one'noun shell   (figurative)   salir del caparazónoun or Latin America carapacho
g. to crawl or go into one'noun shell   (figurative)   encerrarse or meterse en su concha,   encerrarse or meterse en su caparazónoun
2. [of building, vehicle, ship]   armazónoun masculine or feminine,   casco (m)
3. (=artillery round)   obúnoun (m),   proyectil (m)
(United States)
a. [of shotgun]   cartucho (m)
4. (culinary, cooking )
a. [of pie, flan]   masa (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. [+peas]   pelar,   desvainar
[+nuts]   pelar,   descascarar
[+mussels, cockles]   quitar la concha a
[+prawns]   pelar
[+eggs]   quitar la cáscara a
·shelled prawns
gambas feminine plural peladas
a. it'noun like or as easy as shelling peas   es pan comido,   es coser y cantar
2. (military)   bombardear
C. -compound
·shell game   -noun
(United States)   (literally)
(=trick)   juego consistente en adivinar en cuál de tres cubiletes se esconde un objeto   triles ** feminine plural   (figurative)
(=fraud)   artimaña (f)
·shell hole   -noun   hoyo que forma un obúnoun al explotar
·shell shock   -noun   neurosis feminine invariable de guerra
·shell suit   -noun   tipo de chandal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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