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husk

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noun \ˈhəsk\

Definition of husk

  1. 1 a :  a usually dry or membranous outer covering (as a pod or one composed of bracts) of various seeds and fruits (as barley and corn) :  hull; also :  one of the constituent parts b :  a carob pod

  2. 2 a :  an outer layer :  shell b :  an emptied shell :  remnant c :  a supporting framework

Examples of husk in a sentence

  1. <a high stone wall is the husk that protects the actor from prying curiosity seekers>

Origin and Etymology of husk

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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husk

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Definition of husk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to strip the husk from

husker

noun

Examples of husk in a sentence

  1. <the tedious task of husking coconuts>

1562

First Known Use of husk

1562


HUSK Defined for English Language Learners

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husk

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noun \ˈhəsk\

Definition of husk for English Language Learners

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


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husk

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Definition of husk for English Language Learners

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


HUSK Defined for Kids

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husk

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noun \ˈhəsk\

Definition of husk for Students

  1. :  the outer covering of a fruit or seed


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husk

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Definition of husk for Students

husked

husking

  1. :  to remove the outer covering from (a fruit or seed) <husk corn>

husker

noun

Medical Dictionary

husk

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noun \ˈhəsk\

Medical Definition of husk

  1. :  hoose <an outbreak of husk was observed in a flock of 200 sheep—Veterinary Bulletin>



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