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 His vigor has to be suppressed for an exhausted husk of a man like George. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022 The husk of the seed is polished off the way rice is polished to make sake. John Mariani, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Thankfully, Schreiber handles the seemingly impossible job of taking the Master Chief character—defined by the plot as a necessarily emotionless husk of a human—and imbuing life and empathy into him without betraying his origins. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 14 Mar. 2022 The Walking Dead feels utterly unrecognizable for the most part these days, a tired husk of its former self barely clinging on. Erik Kain, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 The uppers of YY Nation's shoes are crafted from merino wool and a faux leather made from pineapple husk, typically a waste product that gets burned after harvest; outsoles are made from algae, sugarcane, and recycled rubber. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 Ripe fruits are hidden in a brown papery husk — also like tomatillo. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 Tugboats later hauled the husk of that vessel to the Brindisi, the same port where the Euroferry Olympia had been headed. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 Fold the husk over, completely surrounding the filling with the masa. Minerva Orduño Rincón, The Arizona Republic, 9 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb While the fields are no longer burned today, the taste for the dark, smoky flour remains and producers in Puglia and around Italy now make industrialized grano arso flour and dried pastas from husked, deeply toasted grains. Stacy Adimando, Saveur, 9 Oct. 2017 Some sold for several hundred dollars, husks good only for spare parts. Aaron Calvin, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2019 As Alex, Sturridge does a good job of husking himself as the story goes sour. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 31 July 2018 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/husk. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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