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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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The aflata dough mixture is divided into serving-sized pieces and wrapped tightly in banana leaves, corn husks, or foil.
Researchers at the University of Guelph have designed a way to create biofuels from "wet" farm waste such as tomato vines, corn husks, and manure.
Some of her designs include a strawberry with seeds and leaves, a corn with corn husks, a blueberry to commemorate wild blueberry season, and a turtle to represent Turtle Island.
Wampanoag Ash Cakes, which are described as pockets of corn cake filled with pumpkin or strawberries wrapped in corn husks, are also on the menu.
Folding a glorious pintail drake and watching it thud into a pile of empty shells and corn husks on the edge of a pit is like seeing your high school girlfriend show up in Playboy.
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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PepsiCo's "green" bottle is said to be 100% recyclable and is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. In the future the company expects to broaden renewable sources used to create the green bottle to include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other agricultural by-products.
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.