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husk a usu. dry outer covering of some seeds and fruits, esp. of an ear of corn. [3 definitions]
husking bee a gathering of family, friends, or neighbors to husk corn, usu. held as a party or celebration with other festivities included; cornhusking; husking.
husky1 big and strong; muscular. [3 definitions]
husky2 (often cap.) a dog of a strong, thick-furred breed developed to pull sleds in arctic regions.
hussar a member of any of various European cavalry regiments.
hussy an immoral or lewd woman. [2 definitions]
hustings (used with a sing. or pl. verb) any place, or the places, where a political candidate goes to campaign for office.
hustle to work or go swiftly or vigorously. [10 definitions]
hustler (informal) an aggressively ambitious person.
hut a small dwelling or shelter, often made of grass, mud, logs, and the like. [2 definitions]
hutch a pen or shelter, esp. for a small animal such as a rabbit. [4 definitions]
huzoor a Hindu term of respect akin to "sir."
huzzah hurray! (used to express approval, joy, appreciation, or encouragement).
hwy. abbreviation of "highway," a main road, esp. a major public road on which one can drive at high speeds, esp. between cities.
hyacinth any of various plants related to the lily that sprout from bulbs and bear spikes of fragrant, variously colored blossoms. [3 definitions]
Hyades a cluster of more than two hundred stars in the constellation Taurus. [2 definitions]
hyaena variant of hyena.
hyaline a transparent or hornlike substance sometimes found in cysts or in cartilage. [4 definitions]
hyalite a translucent, colorless opal.
hybrid the offspring of two plants or animals that differ genetically as to species, variety, breed, or the like. [6 definitions]
hybrid car a car with an engine that can run on two different fuels, usually gasoline and electricity, and can alternate between them.