Decorticating
Decorticate De*cor"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decorticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorticating}.] [L. decorticatus, p. p. of decorticare to bark; de- + cortex bark.] To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull. ``Great barley dried and decorticated.'' --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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  • Decorticate — De*cor ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decorticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorticating}.] [L. decorticatus, p. p. of decorticare to bark; de + cortex bark.] To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull. Great barley… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decorticated — Decorticate De*cor ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decorticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorticating}.] [L. decorticatus, p. p. of decorticare to bark; de + cortex bark.] To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decorticator — De*cor ti*ca tor, n. A machine for decorticating wood, hulling grain, etc.; also, an instrument for removing surplus bark or moss from fruit trees. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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