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Definition of "husk" []

  • The outer membranous or green envelope of some fruits or seeds, as that of a walnut or an ear of corn. (noun)
  • A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless. (noun)
  • A framework serving as a support. (noun)
  • To remove the husk from. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "husk" in a sentence
  • "{225} In the nut, the calyx remains green and beautiful, forming what we call the husk of a filbert; and again we find Nature amusing herself by trying to make us think that this strict envelope, almost closing over the single seed, is the same thing to the nut that its green shell is to a walnut!"
  • "Corn still in the husk is fabulous microwaved for 3 minutes, the silks come away with great ease and the corn is terrific"
  • "In an oven heated at 350, cook corn in husk for 25 minutes."