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ID #2253

hucks

[Car.; Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924:254); "by metathesis from husk" DJE, but cf. Brit. dial. South huck husk EDD] n. the inedible covering of various vegetables, grains, etc., such as the chaff removed from grits in a FANNER, corn shucks (on an ear of maize), etc. cf. HUSS (Black)

Tags: agriculture, metathesis, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-10-24 22:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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