Husks of the prodigal son
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]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Husk —    In Num. 6:4 (Heb. zag) it means the skin of a grape. In 2 Kings 4:42 (Heb. tsiqlon) it means a sack for grain, as rendered in the Revised Version. In Luke 15:16, in the parable of the Prodigal Son, it designates the beans of the carob tree, or …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • husk´er — husk1 «huhsk», noun, verb. –n. 1. the dry outer covering of certain seeds and fruits: a) U.S. the outer covering of an ear of corn. Corn husks are still green when the corn is ready to eat. b) carob pods (in the parable of the prodigal son, Luke… …   Useful english dictionary

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