noun Date: 1692 a social gathering especially of farm families to husk corn

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  • cornhusking — ☆ cornhusking [kôrn′hus΄kiŋ ] n. 1. the husking of corn 2. a gathering of friends and neighbors for husking corn; husking bee: it is generally a festive event, followed by dancing, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cornhusking — /kawrn hus king/, n. 1. the removing of the husks from corn. 2. See husking bee. [1780 90, Amer.; CORN1 + HUSK + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cornhusking — corn•husk•ing [[t]ˈkɔrnˌhʌs kɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the removing of the husks from corn 2) husking bee • Etymology: 1780–90, amer. corn′husk er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cornhusking — noun 1. a social gathering for the purpose of husking corn • Syn: ↑husking bee • Hypernyms: ↑bee 2. the act of removing the husks from ears of corn • Hypernyms: ↑denudation, ↑stripping, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • husking — noun Date: 1692 cornhusking called also husking bee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bee (gathering) — A bee, as used in quilting bee or spelling bee , is an old word to describe a gathering of friends and neighbors to accomplish a task or to hold a competition. The tasks were often major jobs, such as clearing a field of timber or raising a barn …   Wikipedia

  • huskingbee — husk·ing bee (hŭsʹkĭng) n. See cornhusking. * * * …   Universalium

  • husking (bee) — ☆ husking (bee) or husking [hus′kiŋ ] n. CORNHUSKING (sense 2) * * * …   Universalium

  • bee — Synonyms and related words: boutade, bumblebee, conceit, cornhusking, crotchet, drone, fancy, freak, honeybee, hornet, humor, husking, idea, impulse, megrim, queen, queen bee, quilting bee, raising bee, vagary, wasp, whim, worker, yellow jacket …   Moby Thesaurus

  • husking (bee) — ☆ husking (bee) or husking [hus′kiŋ ] n. CORNHUSKING (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

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