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Definition of the noun husk

What does husk mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: husks

  1. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  2. outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic words: case / sheath = an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
    • more specific words:
      • cornhusk = the husk of an ear of corn
      • hull = dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
      • seedcase / cod / pod = the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant
      • bract = a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

Alternative definition of the noun husk


  1. The dry, leafy or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside
  2. Any form of useless, dried-up, and subsequently worthless exterior of something

Definition of the verb husk

What does husk mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: husked | husking | husks

  1. remove the husks from

Alternative definition of the verb husk


  1. [transitive] To remove husks from.
  2. [transitive] To say huskily, to utter in a husky voice.


Husk is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. Guthrie is a superhero associated with the X-Men.


  1. "Husk" is a 2011 American horror film. It is a remake of the 1988 film Scarecrows. It stars Devon Graye, CJ Thomason, Tammin Sursok and Ben Easter. It was directed by Brett Simmons and was released as part of the After Dark Films series.
  2. "Husk" is a 1999 short film written by Rohan Dickson and directed by Jerry Handler.


  1. "Husk" is a musical album of Jonathan Coleclough & Murmer.
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  3. "Husk" is a musical single of Matt Walker.
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  5. "Husk" is a musical album of Waxy Monx.


Husk in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed. It often refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize as it grows on the plant. Literally, a husk or hull includes the protective outer covering of a seed, fruit or vegetable. It can also refer to the exuvia of bugs or small animals left behind after moulting.

Phrases with Husk

Phrases starting with the word Husk:

  1. Husk Maggot
  2. husk tomato
  3. Husk-Tomato

Other phrases containing the word Husk:

  1. Walnut Husk Fly
  2. mexican husk tomato

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Husk

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Google previewRemediation of Heavy Metals in the Environment (2016)

by Jiaping Paul Chen, Lawrence K. Wang, Mu-Hao S. Wang, Yung-Tse Hung, Nazih K. Shammas

Rice husk is a waste from a rice cultivation perspective. From an agricultural byproducts utilization perspective, however, rice husk is a resource yet to be fully utilized and exploited. The researchers are thus looking for ways to valorize rice ...

Google previewRice Milling Equipment Operation and Maintenance (1974)

by F. Gariboldi

The Rice Hask The husk is the covering structure of the rice grain. As shown in Pig. 1 this structure is made of two halves: the bigger half (3) is called "lemma" and the smaller one (4) is called "palea". The lemma can have the awn or beard ( l), ...

Google previewSupplementary Cementing Materials (2011)

by Rafat Siddique, Mohammad Iqbal Khan

Rice husk is an agricultural residue obtained from the outer covering of rice grains during milling process. Current rice production in the world is more than 700 million tons. Rice husk constitutes about 20% of the weight of rice. It contains about ...

Google previewHealthy Cooking for Kids (2014)

Building Blocks for a Lifetime of Good Nutrition by Shelly Null

Under the husk is the first edible layer, called the bran; it contains soluble and insoluble fiber. The second edible layer is called the germ, and it's rich in protein, vitamin E, and several members of the B complex family. Innermost in the kernel is ...

Google previewSelect & Start Your Own Industry (4th Revised Edition) (2012)

by NPCS Board

Precipitated Silica from Rice Husk Ash Rice husk is an agricultural residue easily available in rice producing countries. India is a major rice producing country, and the husk generated during milling is mostly used as a fuel in the boilers for ...

Google previewIn Search of the Lost Heart (2012)

Explorations in Islamic Thought by William C. Chittick, Mohammed Rustom, Atif Khalil

The kernel is meaning, the husk is expression and form. The kernel is the domain of unity, sameness, coherence, peace, and harmony; the husk is the domain of multiplicity, difference, incoherence ...

Google previewConstruction and Building Research (2014)

by Carmen Llinares-Millán, Igor Fernandez-Plazaola, Francisco Hidalgo-Delgado, María Montserrat Martínez-Valenzuela, Fracisco Javier Medina-Ramon, Inmaculada Oliver-Faubel, Isabel Rodriguez-Abad, Andrea Salandin, Rafael Sanchez-Grandia, Isabel Tort-Ausina

emissions in the cement industry by adding natural stone waste; rice husk is an abundant and ...

Google previewLignocellulosic Polymer Composites (2014)

Processing, Characterization, and Properties by Vijay Kumar Thakur

WG husk is the composite of a gliadin and a glutenin (Figure 8.3), which is conjoined with starch in the endosperm of various grassrelated grains. The prolamin and glutelin from wheat (gliadin, which is alcoholsoluble, and glutenin, which is ...

Google previewProcess Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems (2016)

by Denny K. S. Ng, Raymond R. Tan, Dominic C. Y. Foo, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Among various biomass species, rice husk is a potential source of energy and a value‐added by‐product of the rice...

Google previewPolymer and Biopolymer Analysis and Characterization (2007)

by Alfonso Jiménez

Rice husk is an abundantly available waste material in all rice producing countries.

Google previewAgricultural and Mineral Commodities Year Book (2003)

by Europa Publications,

Insidethe husk is the nut—what peoplein temperate areas think ofasa 'coconut' since the wholefruitisnotusually imported. Thenuthas ahard shell, inside which isathinwhite fleshy layer of edible 'meat'.The nut's hollowinterior is partially filled ...

Google previewHandbook of Bioenergy Crops (2010)

A Complete Reference to Species, Development and Applications by N. El Bassam

The inedible husk is the wall of the fruit and the true seed lies within the kernel. The florets within the sunflower's cluster are arranged in a spiral pattern. Typically each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5° ...

Google previewTEXTBOOK OF FIELD CROPS (2015)


The hard protective cover over endosperm is called husk or hull, whereas, thin brown nutrient rich aleurone layer tightly attached to endosperm, just beneath the husk, is called bran. Milling removes husk and polishing removes bran.

Google previewInternational Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems (2007)

Biotechnology, Environment, Nutrition, Trade and Policy, 15th-17th March, 2007 by P. G. Chengappa, Nareppa Nagaraj, Ramesh Kanwar

ABSTRACT Husk is the by-product of legume/cereal milling commonly used as ruminant feed in India and is said to be high in fibre content. This fibre rich product was utilized in traditional commonly consumed recipes like chapati, parantha, ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Acialyptus Jackson Myrtaceae 29 Achyrocalyx Benoist Acanthaceae Origins: From the Greek achyron "chaff, husk" and kalyx "calyx." Achyropsis (Moq.) Hook.f. Amaranthaceae Origins: From the Greek achyron "chaff, husk" and opsis ...

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary of the Leguminosae (1994)

by Frank Bisby

Uses Food and drink; forage; medicine Carbohydrates Rutin (pod husk [1]) Simple aromatic natural products 3,4,5- Trihydroxybenzoic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum (1893)

by Sir George Watt

Long heads, with loose spikelets, short awns, long and large gram, white husk, and long and strong straw. _ Breach—Loosely packed, slightly bearded heads, of medium height, with large Khano-like grain. white husk, and luxuriant straw.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1893)

by Sir George Watt

Long heads, with loose spikelets, short awns, long and large gram, white husk, and long and strong straw. Broach. — Loosely packed, slightly bearded heads, of medium height, with large Khano-like grain, white husk, and luxuriant straw.

Google previewA Dictionary of Some Tuamotuan Dialects of the Polynesian Language (2013)

by J.F. Stimson, Donald Stanley Marshall

FAG, REA, VHI, NAP | niu-fätéa A variety of coconut; it has a reddish brown nut husk; = hakāri-heheko. REA | niu-fâtéa-kömoka A variety of coconut; it has a very pale brown nut husk. | niu-fätéa-totototo A variety of coconut; it has a dark reddish ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

averb hushed, hushing, hushes anoun, plural hushes husk noun The dry outer covering of certain fruits and seeds, as an ear of corn. averfc To remove the ...

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Husk Meaning

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Quotes about Husk

It is the fate of the coconut husk to float, for the stone to sink.
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Scrabble value of H4U1S1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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