qiao4
shell; carapace; crust (earth's crust etc); also pr.

strokes 12
radical
strokes after radical 8
安全壳 安全殼 an1 quan2 ke2
containment vessel

巴豆壳 巴豆殼 ba1 dou4 ke2
bark of Croton tiglium used as purgative

蚌壳 蚌殼 bang4 ke2
clamshell

贝壳 貝殼 bei4 ke2
shell; conch; cowry; mother of pearl; hard outer skin; also pr.

贝壳儿 貝殼兒 bei4 ke2 er5
erhua variant of 貝殼|贝壳

驳壳枪 駁殼槍 bo2 ke2 qiang1
Mauser pistol

大洋型地壳 大洋型地殼 da4 yang2 xing2 di4 qiao4
oceanic crust (geology)

玳瑁壳 玳瑁殼 dai4 mao4 ke2
tortoise shell

弹壳 彈殼 dan4 ke2
ammunition case

蛋壳 蛋殼 dan4 ke2
eggshell

稻壳 稻殼 dao4 ke2
rice husk

地壳 地殼 di4 qiao4
the Earth's crust

地壳运动 地殼運動 di4 qiao4 yun4 dong4
crustal movement; movement of tectonic plates

谷壳 穀殼 gu3 ke2
husk of grain; grain and chaff

龟壳 龜殼 gui1 ke2
tortoise shell

龟壳花 龜殼花 gui1 ke2 hua1
Formosan pit viper; Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus

鬼摸脑壳 鬼摸腦殼 gui3 mo1 nao3 ke2
muddled; momentarily confused

鸡蛋壳儿 雞蛋殼兒 ji1 dan4 ke2 er5
eggshell

机壳 機殼 ji1 qiao4
case, casing, cabinet or housing (of a computer, photocopier etc)

甲壳虫类 甲殼蟲類 jia3 ke2 chong2 lei4
coleoptera

甲壳 甲殼 jia3 qiao4
carapace; crust; outer shell; also pr.

甲壳虫 甲殼蟲 jia3 qiao4 chong2
beetle; order Coleoptera; the Beatles (1960s UK pop group)

甲壳动物 甲殼動物 jia3 qiao4 dong4 wu4
crustacean

甲壳类 甲殼類 jia3 qiao4 lei4
crustacean

甲壳素 甲殼素 jia3 qiao4 su4
chitin

结壳 結殼 jie1 ke2
crust; crusting; incrustation

介壳 介殼 jie4 qiao4
carapace; hard outer shell

金蝉脱壳 金蟬脫殼 jin1 chan2 tuo1 qiao4
lit. the cicada sheds its carapace (idiom); fig. to vanish leaving an empty shell; a crafty escape plan

金属外壳 金屬外殼 jin1 shu3 wai4 ke2
metal cover

壳儿 殼兒 ke2 er5
shell; crust

壳幔 殼幔 ke2 man4
crust-mantle (geology)

脑壳 腦殼 nao3 ke2
skull; (fig.) brain (mental capacity)

皮壳 皮殼 pi2 qiao4
carapace; hard outer shell; also pr.

壳牌 殼牌 qiao4 pai2
see 殼牌公司|壳牌公司

壳牌公司 殼牌公司 qiao4 pai2 gong1 si1
Shell (oil company)

壳质 殼質 qiao4 zhi4
chitin

躯壳 軀殼 qu1 qiao4
the body (housing the soul)

屎壳郎 屎殼郎 shi3 ke2 lang4
see 屎蚵螂

双壳类 雙殼類 shuang1 ke2 lei4
bivalve; Lamellibranchia

蜕壳 蛻殼 tui4 ke2
to exuviate; to molt

蜕壳 蛻殼 tui4 qiao4
see 蛻殼|蜕壳

脱壳 脫殼 tuo1 ke2
to break out of an eggshell; to molt; to remove the husk; to shell

外壳 外殼 wai4 ke2
envelope; outer shell; hull; cover; case

乌龟壳 烏龜殼 wu1 gui1 ke2
tortoise shell

无壳蜗牛 無殼蝸牛 wu2 ke2 wo1 niu2
fig. people who cannot afford to buy their own house

无壳族 無殼族 wu2 ke2 zu2
see 無殼蝸牛|无壳蜗牛

洋底地壳 洋底地殼 yang2 di3 di4 qiao4
oceanic crust (geology)

洋壳 洋殼 yang2 qiao4
oceanic crust (geology)

椰壳 椰殼 ye1 ke2
coconut shell

椰壳纤维 椰殼纖維 ye1 ke2 xian1 wei2
coconut fiber; coir

硬壳 硬殼 ying4 ke2
crust; hard shell

硬壳果 硬殼果 ying4 ke2 guo3
nut; fruit with hard shell

油底壳 油底殼 you2 di3 ke2
oil sump

榆木脑壳 榆木腦殼 yu2 mu4 nao3 ke2
bullet-headed; stubborn

枳壳 枳殼 zhi3 qiao4
bitter orange (Fructus aurantii) (used in TCM)