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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Probably from Low German hūske ‘little house, sheath’ (cognate with Middle Dutch huskjin > Dutch huisken), diminutive of hūs ‘house’.

Noun

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Singular
husk

Plural
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  1. The dry, leafy or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside
    A coconut has a very thick husk.
  2. Any form of useless, dried-up, and subsequently worthless exterior of something
    His attorney was a dried up husk of a man, ready for the grave, with one foot already inside and another on a banana peel.
Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to husk

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to husk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To remove husk(s) from.
Translations

Etymology 2

Partly imitative, partly from Etymology 1, above, influenced by husky.

Verb

Infinitive
to husk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to husk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To say huskily, to utter in a husky voice.
    • The French captain did not immediately respond; he looked at his men with a miserable expression [...]; still he hesitated, drooped, and finally husked, "Je me rends," with a look still more wretched. — Naomi Novik, "His Majesty's Dragon"

See also

References

The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary, 2nd Ed., Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1978


Danish

Verb

husk

  1. to remember

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