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

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 30 Sep. 2020.

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