[ kawrn-huhsk ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌhʌsk /


the husk of an ear of corn.

Origin of cornhusk

An Americanism dating back to 1705–15; corn1 + husk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (ˈkɔːnˌhʌsk) /


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