corn shuck


noun

US and Canadian the husk of an ear of maize

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Example sentences 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.