Husk (?), n. [Prob. for hulsk, and from the same root as hull a husk. See Hull a husk.]


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.


The supporting frame of a run of millstones.

Husks of the prodigal son Bot., the pods of the carob tree. See Carob.


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Husk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Husked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Husking.]

To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.


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