Simple Definition of shelled
: having a shell especially of a specified kind
: having the shell removed
Full Definition of shelled
1 : having a shell especially of a specified kind —often used in combination <pink-shelled> <thick-shelled>
2a : having the shell removed <shelled nuts>b : removed from the cob <shelled corn>
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