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shelled

[ sheld ]
/ ʃɛld /
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adjective

having the shell removed: shelled pecans.
(especially of field corn, grain, etc.) removed from the ear or husk.
having or enclosed in a shell.

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Origin of shelled

First recorded in 1570–80; shell + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM shelled

un·shelled, adjective
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