De*cor"ti*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decorticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Decorticating.] [L. decorticatus, p. p. of decorticare to bark; de- + cortex bark.]

To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull.

"Great barley dried and decorticated."

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