- US and Canadian the husk of an ear of maize
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Examples from the Web for corn shuck
The most practical substitute they could find for straw was the corn-shuck.
It don't matter a corn-shuck to us where we fight, so as it's soon.True to the Old Flag
G. A. Henty
We had been wearing coal-scuttle bonnets of plaited straw, trimmed with corn-shuck rosettes.Dixie After the War
Myrta Lockett Avary
One corn-shuck hat, made for a "Confederate bride" of the Neck, was trimmed with flowers made of small white feathers.
The men would take meal dough and fit it into a corn-shuck, tying the shucks tightly.History of Morgan's Cavalry
Basil W. Duke