[ UK /ʃˈɛld/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛɫd/ ]
  1. of animals or fruits that have a shell
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How To Use shelled In A Sentence

  • It is no more a sign of weakness to change leadership in wartime if success depends on it than it is to remove a baseball pitcher who is getting shelled in order to prevent the game from becoming hopelessly lost.
  • Serves 2-4, depending on hunger4 raw, unshelled tiger prawns90ml olive oil3 cloves garlic, finely chopped500ml good-quality fish stock150g sustainable monkfish, cut into chunks1 onion, finely diced1 tsp smoked paprika200g chopped tomatoes50ml dry white winePinch of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp hot water200g Calasparra or other short-grain rice150g baby squid, cut into rings150g broad beans150g mussels, scrubbedHandful of flat-leaf parsley to garnish½ lemon, cut into wedges 1. Shell the prawns and put the flesh aside. How to cook the perfect paella
  • She was sleeping deeply, her tentacles curled gently about her shelled torso.
  • Fish eat snails in their shells and hard-shelled crustacea as well as invertebrates with exoskeletons.
  • And, if they don't like it, people are likely to be far less irritated and unsolicitous having shelled out only $2 than being out $8 and have five beers they don't like. Archive 2007-09-01
  • We do have pages on the Solenogastres and the worm-like Caudofoveata, as well as the chitons and some early shelled mollusks, the Rostroconchia.
  • Outside, under the flame trees, women sipping milky tea shelled beans and sold Nile Perch broth or a peanut sauce to go with a starchy-green banana mush called matoke. Richard C. Morais: The Poetry of Pork
  • One of the main dishes was a soup - soft shelled turtle soup.
  • Clams reproduce sexually and like most mollusks they are hermaphroditic, although some soft shelled clams are dioecious, meaning they have distinct genders. CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]
  • If the hen doesn't have enough calcium, the eggs may be soft shelled and egg binding is more likely.
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