unshelled

adjective
un·​shelled | \ ˌən-ˈsheld How to pronounce unshelled (audio) \

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

Examples of unshelled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attached was a photo taken outside her back door, where someone or something had placed a single, unshelled peanut. Lauren Markham, Harper's Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unshelled

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unshelled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshelled. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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