Shelled
Shelled \Shelled\, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a shell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • -shelled — [sheld] combining form having a (specified kind of) shell [hard shelled crab] * * * …   Universalium

  • -shelled — [sheld] combining form having a (specified kind of) shell [hard shelled crab] …   English World dictionary

  • -shelled — shelled, combining form. having a shell: »A hard shelled crab = a crab having a hard shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • shelled — adjective Date: 15th century 1. having a shell especially of a specified kind often used in combination < pink shelled > < thick shelled > 2. a. having the shell removed < shelled oysters > < shelled nuts > b. removed from the cob …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shelled — adjective of animals or fruits that have a shell • Ant: ↑unshelled • Similar to: ↑hard shelled, ↑smooth shelled, ↑spiral shelled, ↑thin shelled …   Useful english dictionary

  • shelled — [[t]ʃɛld[/t]] adj. 1) having the shell removed: shelled pecans[/ex] 2) removed from the ear or husk: shelled corn[/ex] 3) having or enclosed in a shell, often of a specified kind: soft shelled crabs[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Shelled — Shell Shell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shelling}.] 1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the kernels of (an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shelled — /sheld/, adj. 1. having the shell removed: shelled pecans. 2. (esp. of field corn, grain, etc.) removed from the ear or husk. 3. having or enclosed in a shell. [1570 80; SHELL + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • shelled — shell ► NOUN 1) the hard protective outer case of an animal such as a snail, shellfish, or turtle. 2) the outer covering of an egg, nut kernel, or seed. 3) an explosive artillery projectile or bomb. 4) a hollow metal or paper case used as a… …   English terms dictionary

  • shelled — ʃeld adj. bombarded with explosives; removed from a shell ʃel n. hard outer covering of certain organisms; hard outer covering; hollow tube containing explosives; reserved attitude which conceals one s inner self; software which provides a… …   English contemporary dictionary

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