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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.
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His teeth seemed perpetually to ache with desire, and in lieu of black legs he husked the cocoanuts that fell from the trees in the compound, kept the enclosure clear of intruding hens, and made a hostile acquaintance with every boss-boy who came to report.
The evaluated characteristics were: photosynthetic rate; ear length; husked and unhusked ear weight; percentage and yield of marketable ears.
Weather and soil conditions varied greatly across the Midwest, affecting yields and thus the amount of corn that could be husked in a given period of time.
The scientists found that the substitution of up to 40% barley malt with husked or huskless oats resulted in significantly higher pH values, beta-glucan content and viscosity, as well as significantly lower soluble nitrogen and polyphenol content, color value, filtration rates and apparent attenuation limits.
"$30 per quintal of husked coffee is given to producers who have technically advanced coffee plantations, $28 to those who manage planting in a semi-technical form and $24 to those using traditional management;
When I said "go," they husked as fast as they could.
3 Cut into wheels: With a mallet or hammer, tap a heavy knife through husked ears of corn to cut them into wheels an inch or so wide.
Successful utilization of the half seed technique in this crop necessarily requires that the fatty acid composition of the analyzed seed (husked achene) portion be representative of the fatty acid composition of the whole seed.
You will need: rubber gloves; newspapers; a hard surface to work on; a hammer, knife or other instrument to cut away the husk; a bucket; a source for running water; and net bags, a screen or a table for storing the husked nuts while they dry for a few days.
In experiments, mixtures of rice flour and husked buckwheat and rice flour and unhusked buckwheat flour expressed rheological properties similar to wheat flour.