corn shuck


US and Canadian the husk of an ear of maize
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for corn shuck

  • The most practical substitute they could find for straw was the corn-shuck.

    The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
  • We had been wearing coal-scuttle bonnets of plaited straw, trimmed with corn-shuck rosettes.

    Dixie After the War|Myrta Lockett Avary
  • The men would take meal dough and fit it into a corn-shuck, tying the shucks tightly.

  • It don't matter a corn-shuck to us where we fight, so as it's soon.