husk

noun
\ ˈhəsk How to pronounce husk (audio) \

Definition of husk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a usually dry or membranous outer covering (such as a pod or one composed of bracts) of various seeds and fruits (such as barley and corn) : hull also : one of the constituent parts
b : a carob pod
2a : an outer layer : shell
b : an emptied shell : remnant
c : a supporting framework

husk

verb
husked; husking; husks

Definition of husk (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to strip the husk from

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Other Words from husk

Verb

husker noun

Examples of husk in a Sentence

Noun a high stone wall is the husk that protects the actor from prying curiosity seekers Verb the tedious task of husking coconuts
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Bring your kiddos to help make corn husk dolls, join a quilting bee and help out on the farm. Liv Martin, Twin Cities, "Halloween happenings and fall festivities — treats aplenty," 5 Oct. 2019 The method begins by removing the thick outer green husk that has a staining juice with a strong odor. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Black walnut pie a harvest of unique flavors," 20 Sep. 2019 Called the Children’s Corner, the activities range from making old-fashioned paper dolls and nature prints to music shakers and corn husk dolls. courant.com, "Quick Dip: Shake, rattle and roll around town," 24 Aug. 2019 To clean them, peel off the husks and give them a good rub under running water. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Tomatillos star in 5 dishes beyond green salsa," 7 Aug. 2019 Measuring Spoons Rimmed Baking Sheet Paper Towels Tongs Spoon Blender Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°. Start by assembling all the ingredients for the salsa: Remove husks from 12 oz. tomatillos and rinse. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Chipotle-Rubbed Chicken Sheet-Pan Dinner," 26 Mar. 2018 The two women take their first sips; Esther takes care to prevent the husk from poking her in the eye. San Francisco Chronicle, "Act I," 4 Jan. 2013 Tofurniture Ingredients: soybeans, black-walnut husks, coffee grounds, instructions. Sam Corbin, The New Yorker, "New Plant-Based Alternatives," 14 Nov. 2019 Heiwa makes them in batik, naturally dried corn husks, leather, denim and wool and other materials at very affordable prices. Barbara Ballinger, chicagotribune.com, "10 ways to create a guest room that your holiday visitors won’t want to leave," 8 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some sold for several hundred dollars, husks good only for spare parts. Aaron Calvin, USA TODAY, "A treasure trove of muscle cars: Iowa man sells nearly 100 vehicles after decades of collecting," 16 Sep. 2019 As Alex, Sturridge does a good job of husking himself as the story goes sour. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "Endgames in “Sea Wall/A Life” and “Coriolanus”," 12 Aug. 2019 To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries," 31 July 2018 To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries," 31 July 2018 To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries," 31 July 2018 To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries," 31 July 2018 To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries," 31 July 2018 To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Hundreds of Ground Cherries," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of husk

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for husk

Noun

Middle English

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“Husk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/husk. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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More Definitions for husk

husk

noun
How to pronounce husk (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of husk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually thin, dry layer that covers some seeds and fruits

husk

verb

English Language Learners Definition of husk (Entry 2 of 2)

: to remove the thin, dry layer that covers some seeds and fruits : to remove the husk from (something)

husk

noun
\ ˈhəsk How to pronounce husk (audio) \

Kids Definition of husk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the outer covering of a fruit or seed

husk

verb
husked; husking

Kids Definition of husk (Entry 2 of 2)

: to remove the outer covering from (a fruit or seed) husk corn

Other Words from husk

husker noun

husk

noun
\ ˈhəsk How to pronounce husk (audio) \

Medical Definition of husk

: hoose an outbreak of husk was observed in a flock of 200 sheepVeterinary Bulletin

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