- retaining the hull during threshing; having a persistent enclosing hull: hulled wheat.
- naturally having a hull: hulled sesame seeds.
- having the hull removed: hulled strawberries.
Origin of hulled
- the husk, shell, or outer covering of a seed or fruit.
- the calyx of certain fruits, as the strawberry.
- any covering or envelope.
- to remove the hull of.
- Midland U.S. to shell (peas or beans).
Origin of hull1
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- the hollow, lowermost portion of a ship, floating partially submerged and supporting the remainder of the ship.
- the boatlike fuselage of a flying boat on which the plane lands or takes off.
- the cigar-shaped arrangement of girders enclosing the gasbag of a rigid dirigible.
- to pierce (the hull of a ship), especially below the water line.
- to drift without power or sails.
- hull down, (of a ship) sufficiently far away, or below the horizon, that the hull is invisible.
- hull up, (of a ship) sufficiently near, or above the horizon, that the hull is visible.
Origin of hull2
Examples from the Web for hulled
Top with any of the following · Mixed berry—8 ounces each, hulled strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.Sweet Brits
April 4, 2011
The other vessels then got the range, and hulled the Black Pearl with nearly every shot.Across the Spanish Main
The brig had been hulled once, and two shots had passed through her sails.Held Fast For England
G. A. Henty
Near Shabluka she was attacked by a dervish fort and hulled.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
The Frolic had been hulled repeatedly, but aloft had only lost her gaff and head-braces.Pike & Cutlass
After they have been gathered, the berries are first washed and then hulled by machinery.Our Little Porto Rican Cousin
Mary Hazelton Wade
- the main body of a vessel, tank, flying boat, etc
- the shell or pod of peas or beans; the outer covering of any fruit or seed; husk
- the persistent calyx at the base of a strawberry, raspberry, or similar fruit
- the outer casing of a missile, rocket, etc
- to remove the hulls from (fruit or seeds)
- (tr) to pierce the hull of (a vessel, tank, etc)
- a city and port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: fishing, food processing; two universities. Pop: 301 416 (2001). Official name: Kingston upon Hull
- a city in SE Canada, in SW Quebec on the River Ottawa: a centre of the timber trade and associated industries. Pop: 66 246 (2001)
- Cordell. 1871–1955, US statesman; secretary of state (1933–44). He helped to found the U.N.: Nobel peace prize 1945
Word Origin and History for hulled
"seed covering," from Old English hulu "husk, pod," from Proto-Germanic *hulus "to cover" (cf. Old High German hulla, hulsa; German Hülle, Hülse, Dutch huls). Figurative use by 1831.
"body of a ship," 1550s, perhaps from hull (n.1) on fancied resemblance of ship keels to open peapods (cf. Latin carina "keel of a ship," originally "shell of a nut;" Greek phaselus "light passenger ship, yacht," literally "bean pod;" French coque "hull of a ship; shell of a walnut or egg"). Alternative etymology is from Middle English hoole "ship's keel" (mid-15c.), from the same source as hold (n.).
"to remove the husk of," early 15c., from hull (n.1). Related: Hulled, which can mean both "having a particular kind of hull" and "stripped of the hull."
- The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
- The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.