husk

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Husk \Husk\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Husked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Husking}.] To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Husk \Husk\ (h[u^]sk), noun [Prob. for hulsk, and from the same root as hull a husk. See {Hull} a husk.]

1. The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.

2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones.

{Husks of the prodigal son} (Bot.), the pods of the carob tree. See {Carob}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

husk

noun

1: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds [syn: {chaff}, {husk}, {shuck}, {stalk}, {straw}, {stubble}]

2: outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

verb

1: remove the husks from; "husk corn" [syn: {husk}, {shell}]


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