unshelled

adjective un·shelled \ ˌən-ˈsheld \

Definition of unshelled

1 : not having had the shell removed
  • unshelled nuts
2 : not having a shell
  • … the largely terrestrial and freshwater pulmonate snails and slugs, many of them shelled, many unshelled.
  • —Carol M. Lalli and Ronald W. Gilmer

First Known Use of unshelled

1594

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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