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[from OED husk to remove the husk from, by simplification of final consonant cluster] v. to winnow. (Black)

—n. husk; unusable outer part of vegetables, grain, etc.: After you riddle the corn, you call the part what you don't use, you call the huss (Andros). cf. HUCKS (San Sal., Andros)

Tags: noun, plant, verb

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Last update: 2010-10-25 02:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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