Husk Husk (h[u^]sk), n. [Prob. for hulsk, and from the same root as hull a husk. See {Hull} a husk.] 1. The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize. [1913 Webster]

2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones. [1913 Webster]

{Husks of the prodigal son} (Bot.), the pods of the carob tree. See {Carob}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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