Origin of husking
- the dry external covering of certain fruits or seeds, especially of an ear of corn.
- the enveloping or outer part of anything, especially when dry or worthless.
- to remove the husk from.
Origin of husk
Examples from the Web for husking
Get it ready for canning by husking it and removing the silk.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
It was suggested that he might be the author of the poem read at the husking.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
I said, and stood like a bound boy at a husking, without a word to say for myself.The Million-Dollar Suitcase
Other duties are the husking of rice and the making of cheroots.The Soul of a People
Did Leah Herrick say anything to you against me the other night at the husking?Dulcibel
- the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds
- any worthless outer covering
- (tr) to remove the husk from
- bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation
Word Origin and History for husking
late 14c., huske "dry, outer skin of certain fruits and seeds," of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch huuskyn "little house, core of fruit, case," diminutive of huus "house," or from an equivalent formation in English (see house). As a verb, attested from 1560s. Related: Husked; husking.