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husk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
huskhusk1 /hʌsk/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]HBP the dry outer part of corn, some grains, seeds, nuts etc2 [countable] the useless outer part of something that remains after the important or useful part is gone or has been usedhusk of 🔊 His drug addiction had turned him into a husk of his former self.
Examples from the Corpus
husk• Rinse lentils before use and check for stones and husks.• Winwood's concert showed that he is just an empty husk of what he once was.• In addition, damp conditions encourage husk in cattle and fluke in sheep.• Pick the freshest corn you can; it should look moist with bright green husks.• Only his husk, his shell.• Squeeze garlic out of husk to use.• Mace is the outer husk of the nutmeg and has a strong but fragrant flavour.• Peel and discard rough outside husks of lemongrass stalks, then thinly slice cores that remain.• A Bradshaw board carries locked within its smooth husk the seed of its begetter.
Related topics: Cooking
huskhusk2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DFCTAto remove the husks from grains, seeds etc
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Examples from the Corpus
husk• The Little Rann had husked him.• Further along the shore a few beachcombers were bunkered down, husking washed-up coconuts for copra; others collected shellfish.
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Verb table
husk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhusk
he, she, ithusks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhusked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave husked
he, she, ithas husked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad husked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill husk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have husked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam husking
he, she, itis husking
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you, we, theyare husking
Past
I, he, she, itwas husking
you, we, theywere husking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been husking
he, she, ithas been husking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been husking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be husking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been husking
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