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shell

[cf. US Black shells the outside covering of dried beans (Walker 1956:295); Brit. dial. East shell peapod (Orion L40); Scots shell the husk of oats CSD] n. 1. the foot-long brown pod of the poinciana tree <Black>

 2. any pod. <Mayag.>

 3. the transparent skin of certain beans, such as black-eyed peas. <Gen.>

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Last update: 2011-08-17 18:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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