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husk

 
pronunciation:
huhsk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the dry outer covering of some seeds and fruits.
We learned to make dolls out of corn husks.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: husks, husking, husked
definition: to strip the husk from.
He husked the corn before cooking it.
derivations: husklike (adj.), husker (n.)
Word History
Husk comes from a Dutch word that means "little house."
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