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husk

 [husk]
an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative.

husk

(husk) an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk  the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative; also used for various purposes in ayurveda and folk medicine.

husk

see lungworm disease.
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Corn husk dolls What you'll need: Corn husks-around 30 Twine or string Scissors Pipe cleaners Cottonball or Styrofoam ball the same size as a cottonball Glue (optional) Corn silk (from your corn) optional
As if he has been eavesdropping, the most famous burro in Mexico extracts his white muzzle from the sack of corn husks and his long ears elevate like antennae.
Place each fish in one big corn husk or two small ones and add some coriander sauce.
This reduced the artisans' supply of corn husks for the flowers.
Even as we continue to refine the technologies that produce ethanol derived from corn, researchers are developing advanced technologies that will provide fuel from other renewable, green sources such as wood chips, corn husks, switch grass, and algae.
A few years later, Wilbert was dealt an ironic setback: he lost part of one arm and most of his other hand in a farming accident while removing clogged corn husks from a corn picker.
Chicken tamales in corn husks, chile rellenos, carne asada, and enchiladas with Oaxacan mol are on the menu, along with tacos and burritos.
In Colonial times, children who couldn't afford commercially made dolls would often make their own out of rags, corn husks or other readily available material.
While we know of no museum examples made this way, corn husks were used by the Cheyenne and Hidatsa for the decoration of rawhide slats.
We like to use corn husks as dip holders (for the salsas) when we entertain to add a Latin touch to the setting,'' says Isabel C.
The simple secret is an inexpensive rope light wrapped in dried corn husks.