貝 means 'shellfish'

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Strokes : 7    Radical number: 154    Frequency: 1850   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 54    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 177 words   Used in 656 names   Component in 150 kanji (81 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かい shellfish
On    バイ
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⿱   eye   () katakana 'ha'; eight  
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貝 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 貝 is used 152 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
バイ : 7 words FIND ALL
1. Japanese babylon (species of shelled mollusk, Babylonia japonica); Japanese ivory shell  (often written with kana only)
2. spinning top (traditionally made from a Japanese babylon shell)  (see also: 貝独楽; abbreviation)
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かい : 32 words FIND ALL
shell; shellfish
かい (read as がい) : 113 words FIND ALL
snail; spiral shell
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Henshall: 49 (originally: 90)  Joy o' Kanji : 90  Key to Kanji: 109 

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かい shellfish   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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