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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husk \Husk\ (h[u^]sk), n. [Prob. for hulsk, and from the same root as hull a husk. See Hull a husk.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones. [1913 Webster] Husks of the prodigal son (Bot.), the pods of the carob tree. See Carob. [1913 Webster]