From earlier shell padde, equivalent to shell + pad (“toad”). Compare West Frisian skelpad, skelpat (“tortoise”), Middle Dutch schildpadde, Middle Low German schildpadde. See also shield-toad.
"shellpad." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 21 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/shellpad>.
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