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1. husk

noun. ['ˈhʌsk'] material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds.

Synonyms

  • stubble
  • straw
  • plant material
  • chaff
  • plant substance
  • bran
  • shuck

Antonyms

  • unpack
  • nominative
  • oblique
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • huske (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Husk

  • brusque
  • bruske
  • tusk
  • rusk
  • muske
  • musk
  • lusk
  • kuske
  • dusk
  • cusk
  • buske
  • busk

Example sentences of the word husk


1. Noun, singular or mass
The roots are covered with a reddish gray husk that can be used for tea.

2. Verb, base form
You may husk the nuts if desired, but you don’t have to.

Quotes containing the word husk


1. Of the many forms that silence takes, the most memorable is the dry husk of the cicada.
- Jon Davis

2. husk

verb. ['ˈhʌsk'] remove the husks from.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • shell
  • take away

Antonyms

  • gather
  • achromatic
  • uncover
  • pack

Etymology

  • huske (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. husk

noun. ['ˈhʌsk'] outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds.

Synonyms

  • cod
  • bract
  • seedcase
  • sheath
  • hull
  • cornhusk
  • case

Antonyms

  • undue
  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • uncrate

Etymology

  • huske (Middle English (1100-1500))
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