1. The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.

2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones.

<botany> Husks of the prodigal son, the pods of the carob tree. See Carob.

Origin: Prob. For hulsk, and from the same root as hull a husk. See Hull a husk.

(01 Mar 1998)

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