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[pey-per-sheld] /ˈpeɪ pərˈʃɛld/
having a thin, easily broken shell:
paper-shelled nuts.
Origin of paper-shelled
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Jordan nuts are best, but the paper-shelled ones will answer.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery

    Emma Paddock Telford
  • It matters little whether you go for paper-shelled English walnuts or for plate-armored pignuts so long as you go.

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The horticulturist has developed forms twice the size of the native nuts, and with shells so thin as to be styled "paper-shelled."

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam

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