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Definition 1: outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds - [noun denoting plant]

(husk is a kind of ...) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

(... is a kind of husk ) the husk of an ear of corn

(... is a kind of husk ) dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

(... is a kind of husk ) the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

(... is a kind of husk ) a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

Definition 2: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for husk in the sense of this definition

(husk is a kind of ...) material derived from plants

(... is a kind of husk ) broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

Definition 3: remove the husks from - [verb of change]

Samples where husk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • husk corn

Synonyms for husk in the sense of this definition

(husk is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

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