Husk

Husk (or hull) in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed. It often refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize (corn) as it grows on the plant. Literally, a husk or hull includes the protective outer covering of a seed, fruit or vegetable. It can also refer to the exuvia of bugs or small animals left behind after moulting. Planta...
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Husk

• (n.) The supporting frame of a run of millstones. • (v. t.) To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn. • (n.) 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.
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husk

(from the article `Fagales`) ...the bracts of the catkins are deciduous, and the mature catkin shatters to release the winged fruit. In the remaining genera of Betulaceae, the ... ...(including its sheaf, the scutellum) that produces the new plant, (2) the starchy endosperm, which serves as food for the germinating seed and ... [2 re...
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husk

(husk) an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds. psyllium husk the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative.
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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. ... <botany> Husks of the prodigal son, the pods of the carob tree. See Carob. ... Origin: Prob. For hulsk, and from the same roo...
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husk

verb remove the husks from; `husk corn`
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Husk

Husk 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 supporti...
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Husk

Husk transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Husked ; present participle & verbal noun Husking .] To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
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Husk

A decorative motif especially popular during the neo-classical period consisting of repeating bell shapes based on a wheat husk.
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Husk

In common parlance, husk is the name given to the dried outer covering of some fruits and seeds. In America husk is also the name given to the outer covering of an ear of corn (maize).
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husk

worthless outside part of anything 
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husk

[n] - outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds 2. [v] - remove the husks from, as of ears of corn
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