Husk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |hʌsk|  American pronunciation of the word husk
Brit.  |hʌsk|  British pronunciation of the word husk


- material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds (syn: chaff, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble)
- outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds


- remove the husks from(syn: shell)


...a high stone wall is the husk that protects the actor from prying curiosity seekers...

...the tedious task of husking coconuts...

His drug addiction had turned him into a husk of his former self.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: husk
he/she/it: husks
present participle: husking
past tense: husked
past participle: husked
singular: husk
plural: husks
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