Husk (or hull) in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed. It often refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize (corn) as it grows on the plant. Literally, a husk or hull includes the protective outer covering of a seed, fruit or vegetable. It can also refer to the exuvia of bugs or small animals left behind after moulting.

Plantago-seed mucilage is often referred to as husk, or psyllium husk.

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Husking and Dehulling
... have their hulls, or outer coverings, or husk, removed ... The husk is biodegradable and may be composted ...
Mashing - Grain Milling
... making the starch more accessible, and separates the seed from the husk ... to ensure that the starch reserves are sufficiently milled without damaging the husk and providing coarse enough grits that a good filter bed can be ... Thinner spacing usually leads to better extraction, but breaks more husk and leads to a longer lauter ...
Generation X (comics) - After The Series - Husk
... Husk, along with Jubilee and M, appeared as part of Banshee's X-Corps, dubbed "Banshee's Angels" ...
Husk (comics)
... Husk (Paige Guthrie) is a fictional character from Marvel Comics ... A mutant, Husk has the ability to remove one layer of skin - or "husk" - revealing an epidermis of a different composition beneath ... Husk is from a Kentucky coal mining family and is the younger sister of the X-Men's Cannonball ...
Lo Trau
... The lò trấu ("rice husk stove") is a type of versatile fuel burning cook stove used in Vietnam since the 1950s ... comes from lò (stove) and trấu (rice husk) ... A kitchen with this kind of stove is a bếp trấu, "husk kitchen." ...

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