DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

6 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 husk /ˈhʌsk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 husk /ˈhəsk/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Husk n.
 1. The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.
 2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
 Husks of the prodigal son Bot., the pods of the carob tree. See Carob.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Husk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Husked p. pr. & vb. n. Husking.] To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of
           stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
           [syn: chaff, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble]
      2: outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
      v : remove the husks from; "husk corn" [syn: shell]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    In Num. 6:4 (Heb. zag) it means the "skin" of a grape. In 2
    Kings 4:42 (Heb. tsiqlon) it means a "sack" for grain, as
    rendered in the Revised Version. In Luke 15:16, in the parable
    of the Prodigal Son, it designates the beans of the carob tree,
    or Ceratonia siliqua. From the supposition, mistaken, however,
    that it was on the husks of this tree that John the Baptist fed,
    it is called "St. John's bread" and "locust tree." This tree is
    in "February covered with innumerable purple-red pendent
    blossoms, which ripen in April and May into large crops of pods
    from 6 to 10 inches long, flat, brown, narrow, and bent like a
    horn (whence the Greek name keratia, meaning 'little horns'),
    with a sweetish taste when still unripe. Enormous quantities of
    these are gathered for sale in various towns and for
    exportation." "They were eaten as food, though only by the
    poorest of the poor, in the time of our Lord." The bean is
    called a "gerah," which is used as the name of the smallest
    Hebrew weight, twenty of these making a shekel.