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husk

noun (n)

  • material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds (noun.substance)
    Synonym: chaff, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble
    source: wordnet30
  • outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • remove the husks from (verb.change)
    Synonym: shell
    Example:
    Husk corn.
    source: wordnet30
  • To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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