husk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husk \Husk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Husked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Husking.]
   To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to
   husk Indian corn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husk \Husk\ (h[u^]sk), n. [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.
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   2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
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   Husks of the prodigal son (Bot.), the pods of the carob
      tree. See Carob.
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