Husk

Definition of Husk

Pronunciation: hŭsk
n.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.
2.The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
Husks of the prodigal son
(Bot.) the pods of the carob tree. See Carob.
v. t.1.To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
[imp. & p. p. Husked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Husking.]

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