1. unshelled

adjective. of animals or fruits that have no shell.


  • hard-shelled


  • shelled (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word unshelled

1. Adjective
Spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray before placing unshelled crab meat on the surface.

2. Verb, past participle
Roasted, chopped and ground nuts go rancid much more quickly than whole raw ones, both shelled and unshelled.

3. Verb, past tense
Remove the shells from the hazelnuts if you bought them unshelled.