shuck

4 definitions found

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

Shuck \Shuck\ (sh[u^]k), noun A shock of grain. [Prev. Eng.]

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

Shuck \Shuck\, noun [Perhaps akin to G. shote a husk, pod, shell.]

1. A shell, husk, or pod; especially, the outer covering of such nuts as the hickory nut, butternut, peanut, and chestnut.

2. The shell of an oyster or clam. [U. S.]

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

Shuck \Shuck\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shucking}.]

1. To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc.

2. To remove or take off (shucks); hence, to discard; to lay aside; -- usually with off. [Colloq.]

"Shucking" his coronet, after he had imbibed several draughts of fire water. --F. A. Ober.

He had only been in Africa long enough to shuck off the notions he had acquired about the engineering of a west coast colony. --Pall Mall Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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

shuck

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}]

verb

1: remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"

2: remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"


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