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husk

1
the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds

husk

2
bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation

husk

[həsk]
(botany)
The outer coat of certain seeds, particularly if it is a dry, membranous structure.
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However many people fit around the table start spreading the masa on the corn husks, filling with meat, folding closed and placing them in a big roasting pan.
Pair your meat with the sweet taste of humitas, a fragrant mix of sweetcorn, onion, pumpkin and mozzarella cheese wrapped in corn husks and a fresh baby gem lettuce salad (why don't we see more of this little crisp green around -- it's a delicious change from iceberg or romaine).
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The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials.
Sometimes plant fibers such as corn husks or palmetto bark are used.
Chicken tamales in corn husks, chile rellenos, carne asada and enchiladas with Oaxacan mol are on the menu, along with tacos and burritos.
Corn husks can be used for wrapping tamales and seafood and fish to be placed on the gill.
1 -- 3 -- color) TAMALE SEASON: Workers at Gourmet Tamale Factory fill corn husks with pork and corn mix and load them into a pan for steaming.
During my demonstration, I stressed the importance of soft shadow lines on the pea pods, grapes, corn husks and so on.
The higher fuel value is developed by separating and using hydrocarbons, carbon, safe industrial, commercial and institutional wastes, carpet, underlay, vinyl flooring, rubber, tires, automotive insulation, compost residue, coal dust, fabrics, leather, furniture, peat, hemp, jute, sugarcane, coconut husks, corn husks, rice hulls, sewage sludge, wood, and paper fibers.
I used it for a few weeks, until the novelty wore off of seeing the corn husks blow up and throw themselves out of the top of the hairdryer-like machine.
accumulation of agricultural detritus such as corn husks, switchgrass, and wood chips--collectively known as cellulosic biomass--measures nearly a billion tons per year.