Definition of husk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hʌsk//
; NAmE NAmE//hʌsk//
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the dry outer covering of nuts, fruits and seeds, especially of grain Brown rice has not had the husks removed. (figurative) There was only the husk left of his former self. See related entries: Crops Word Origin late Middle English: probably from Low German hūske ‘sheath’, literally ‘little house’.
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