husk definition

  • noun:
    • The external membranous or green envelope of some fresh fruits or seeds, as that of a walnut or an ear of corn.
    • A shell or external covering, specially when considered pointless.
    • A framework serving as a support.
    • The dried out, leafy or stringy exterior of specific vegetables or fruits, which must certanly be removed before eating the animal meat inside
    • any style of ineffective, dried-up, and consequently useless exterior of something
    • The additional covering or envelope of certain fresh fruits or seeds; glume; hull; skin; in the United States, specifically placed on the covering of this ears of maize.
    • The encouraging framework of a run of millstones.
    • The outside covering of certain fresh fruits or seeds of flowers; the glume, epicarp, skin, or hull; in the us, especially, the exterior covering of an ear of maize or Indian corn.
    • One thing resembling a husk, or providing the purpose of husks, because the membranous covering of an insect, or (occasionally) the shells of oysters.
    • Figuratively, the external covering of everything; that which incloses or conceals the reality and/or essential part; hence, into the plural, refuse; waste.
    • The framework which supports a run of millstones.
    • The greater dogfish, Scylliorhinus canicula.
    • Huskiness.
    • a business of hares.
    • Corn-meal bran.
    • A cup-shaped kind consists of brief leaves, typical in Greek, Roman, and Renaissance design, where rinceaux as well as other motives generally start. There are about 84 of the starting-points.
    • The verminous bronchitis of cattle, discovered especially in calves, and caused by roundworms belonging to the species Metastrongylus micrurus.
    • product comprising seed coverings and small bits of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    • external membranous covering of some fresh fruits or seeds
  • verb-transitive:
    • to eliminate the husk from.
    • To remove off the additional covering or envelope of.
  • verb:
    • To remove husks from.
    • to state huskily, to utter in a husky voice.
    • eliminate the husks from
  • others:
    • To strip off the external integument or covering of.
    • To open or shuck, as oysters.
    • Dry; parched.

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