cornhusk

[ kawrn-huhsk ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌhʌsk /
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noun

the husk of an ear of corn.

Nearby words

  1. cornflower,
  2. cornforth,
  3. cornforth, sir john warcup,
  4. cornhole,
  5. cornhouse,
  6. cornhusker,
  7. cornhusker state,
  8. cornhusking,
  9. cornice,
  10. corniche

Origin of cornhusk

An Americanism dating back to 1705–15; corn1 + husk

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Examples from the Web for cornhusk

  • Presented me with cornhusk cigarettes; told me tales of Zapata; his perfidy, his ruthlessness.

    The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
  • The staff-officer cut away its cornhusk wrapping and read aloud the owner's name on the hilt.

    The Cavalier|George Washington Cable


British Dictionary definitions for cornhusk

cornhusk

/ (ˈkɔːnˌhʌsk) /

noun

US and Canadian the outer protective covering of an ear of maize; the chaff
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