husk


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to husk: psyllium husk, Ispaghula husk

husk

 (hŭsk)
n.
1. The outer membranous or green envelope of some fruits or seeds, as that of a walnut or an ear of corn.
2. A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.
3. A framework serving as a support.
tr.v. husked, husk·ing, husks
To remove the husk from.

[Middle English, probably diminutive of hus, house, Middle Dutch hūskijn, little house, core of an apple; see house.]

husk′er n.

husk

(hʌsk)
n
1. (Botany) the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds
2. any worthless outer covering
vb
(tr) to remove the husk from
[C14: probably based on Middle Dutch huusken little house, from hūs house; related to Old English hosu husk, hūs house]
ˈhusker n
ˈhuskˌlike adj

husk

n
(Veterinary Science) bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation

husk

(hʌsk)
n.
1. the dry external covering of certain fruits or seeds, esp. of an ear of corn.
2. the enveloping or outer part of anything, esp. when dry or worthless.
v.t.
3. to remove the husk from.
[1350–1400; Middle English huske=hus- (akin to Old English hosu pod, husk) + -ke, weak variant of -ock]
husk′er, n.
husk′like`, adj.

husk

(hŭsk)
The dry outer covering of certain seeds or fruits, as of an ear of corn or a nut.

husk

  • beer nut - A peanut served with its husk but not its shell.
  • brown sugar, brown rice - Brown sugar is unrefined or partially refined; brown rice is unpolished with only the husk removed.
  • husk - A shortening of Dutch huisken, "little house."
  • paddy - As in "field," it is from a Malay word meaning "rice in the straw or husk" (making rice paddy redundant).

Husk

 a down or group of hares—Strutt, 1801.

husk


Past participle: husked
Gerund: husking

Imperative
husk
husk
Present
I husk
you husk
he/she/it husks
we husk
you husk
they husk
Preterite
I husked
you husked
he/she/it husked
we husked
you husked
they husked
Present Continuous
I am husking
you are husking
he/she/it is husking
we are husking
you are husking
they are husking
Present Perfect
I have husked
you have husked
he/she/it has husked
we have husked
you have husked
they have husked
Past Continuous
I was husking
you were husking
he/she/it was husking
we were husking
you were husking
they were husking
Past Perfect
I had husked
you had husked
he/she/it had husked
we had husked
you had husked
they had husked
Future
I will husk
you will husk
he/she/it will husk
we will husk
you will husk
they will husk
Future Perfect
I will have husked
you will have husked
he/she/it will have husked
we will have husked
you will have husked
they will have husked
Future Continuous
I will be husking
you will be husking
he/she/it will be husking
we will be husking
you will be husking
they will be husking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been husking
you have been husking
he/she/it has been husking
we have been husking
you have been husking
they have been husking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been husking
you will have been husking
he/she/it will have been husking
we will have been husking
you will have been husking
they will have been husking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been husking
you had been husking
he/she/it had been husking
we had been husking
you had been husking
they had been husking
Conditional
I would husk
you would husk
he/she/it would husk
we would husk
you would husk
they would husk
Past Conditional
I would have husked
you would have husked
he/she/it would have husked
we would have husked
you would have husked
they would have husked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.husk - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seedshusk - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
bran - broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
plant material, plant substance - material derived from plants
2.husk - outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
sheath, case - an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
cornhusk - the husk of an ear of corn
hull - dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
cod, pod, seedcase - the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
Verb1.husk - remove the husks from; "husk corn"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

husk

noun rind, shell, hull, covering, bark, chaff, shuck a grey squirrel nibbling on a peanut husk
Translations
قِشْرَهيُقَشِّر
loupatslupka
afskalleskal
hántolhüvelyez
afhÿîahÿîi
gliaudytikevalaslukštaslukštenti
izlobītmiziņanolobītsēnala
kabuğunu soymakkabuk

husk

[hʌsk]
A. N (gen) → cascarilla f, cáscara f, cascabillo m (Agr)

husk

[ˈhʌsk] n [wheat] → balle f; [rice] → enveloppe f; [maize] → enveloppe f

husk

nSchale f; (of wheat, rice)Spelze f; (of maize)Hüllblatt nt
vtschälen

husk

[hʌsk] n (of wheat, rice, seed) → pula; (of maize) → cartoccio

husk

(hask) noun
the dry thin covering of certain fruits and seeds. corn husk.
verb
to remove the husk from (a fruit or seed).
References in classic literature ?
and the packet landed exactly as it was intended, on the corn husk mat in front of the screen door.
And I will give the missionary my energies--it is all he wants--but not myself: that would be only adding the husk and shell to the kernel.
Blest souls, that, from this mortal husk set free, In guerdon of brave deeds beatified, Above this lowly orb of ours abide Made heirs of heaven and immortality, With noble rage and ardour glowing ye Your strength, while strength was yours, in battle plied, And with your own blood and the foeman's dyed The sandy soil and the encircling sea.
But the fruits were very delightful; one, in particular, that seemed to be in season all the time I was there--a floury thing in a three-sided husk --was especially good, and I made it my staple.
She's nought but th' old husk, and thee'st slipped away from her, like the ripe nut.
Hunsden no doubt regarded me as a rash, imprudent man, thus to show my poor little grisette sweetheart, in her poor little unfurnished grenier; but he prepared to act the real gentleman, having, in fact, the kernel of that character, under the harsh husk it pleased him to wear by way of mental mackintosh.
The cocoanuts were all attached to one another by strips of the husk, partly torn from the shell and rudely fastened together.
Now that brown husk of thine " Mowgli was sitting cross-legged, and explaining things with his forefinger in his usual way, when Bagheera put out a paddy paw and pulled him over backward into the water.
The women on the corn-rick--Marian, who was one of them, in particular--could stop to drink ale or cold tea from the flagon now and then, or to exchange a few gossiping remarks while they wiped their faces or cleared the fragments of straw and husk from their clothing; but for Tess there was no respite; for, as the drum never stopped, the man who fed it could not stop, and she, who had to supply the man with untied sheaves, could not stop either, unless Marian changed places with her, which she sometimes did for half an hour in spite of Groby's objections that she was too slow-handed for a feeder.
They had eaten of this marvelous fruit which nature concentrates within the hard shell of the sorapus nut, and having eaten had cast the husk overboard.
It's true enough in the main,' he said, 'master, I could sift grain from husk here and there, but let it be as 'tis.
husk of a remittance; the bed-gown of a love-letter.