corn shuck

corn shuck
corn shuck noun (N American)
The husk enclosing a maize ear
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Main Entry:corn

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  • shuck — Synonyms and related words: bark, bran, capsule, case, chaff, corn shuck, cornhusk, decorticate, hull, husk, jacket, palea, peel, pod, rind, shell, skin, slough, strip …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shuck´er — shuck «shuhk», noun, verb. –n. 1. a husk, pod, or shell, especially the outer covering or strippings, as of corn (maize), chestnuts, or hickory nuts. 2. the shell of an oyster or clam. 3. U.S. Slang. fake; bluff: »Everybody with a brain in his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shuck — [shuk] n. [< ?] 1. a shell, pod, or husk; esp., the husk of an ear of corn ☆ 2. the shell of an oyster or clam ☆ 3. [pl.] Informal something valueless [not worth shucks ] ☆ 4. Slang a) a hoax or fraud …   English World dictionary

  • Shuck — Shuck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shucking}.] 1. To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To remove or take off (shucks); hence, to discard; to lay aside; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shuck — [ʃʌk] v [T] AmE to remove the outer cover of a vegetable such as corn, or the shell of ↑oyster s shuck off [shuck sth<=>off] phr v to take off a piece of clothing ▪ She shucked off her jacket and ran upstairs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shuck-bot|tom — «SHUHK BOT uhm», adjective, noun. –adj. U.S. (of a chair) having a seat made of the shucks or husks of corn. –n. a shuck bottom chair …   Useful english dictionary

  • shuck — {{11}}shuck (n.) husk, pod, shell, 1670s, Amer.Eng., of unknown origin. Later used in reference to the shells of oysters and clams (1872). {{12}}shuck (v.) 1819, to remove the shucks from, Many extended senses are from the notion of stripping an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • shuck — [[t]ʃʌ̱k[/t]] shucks, shucking, shucked 1) N COUNT The shuck of something is its outer covering, for example the leaves round an ear of corn, or the shell of a shellfish. [AM] ...corn shucks. 2) VERB If you shuck something such as corn or… …   English dictionary

  • shuck — shuck1 shucker, n. /shuk/, n. 1. a husk or pod, as the outer covering of corn, hickory nuts, chestnuts, etc. 2. Usually, shucks. Informal. something useless or worthless: They don t care shucks about the project. 3. the shell of an oyster or clam …   Universalium