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husk

husk

 
pronunciation:
huhsk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usu. dry outer covering of some seeds and fruits, esp. of an ear of corn.
definition 2: an outer covering or shell, esp. a dry or valueless one.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: husked, husking, husks
definition: to strip the husk or husks from.
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derivations: husklike (adj.), husker (n.)
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Husk comes from a Dutch word that means "little house."
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  fruit, seed