Husk vs Husklike - What's the difference?
As a noun husk
is the dry, leafy or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside.
As a verb husk
is to remove husks from or husk
can be to say huskily, to utter in a husky voice.
As an adjective husklike is
resembling a husk or some aspect of one.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) . More at (l), (l).
Alternate etymology derives husk from Low German .)
The dry, leafy or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside
Any form of useless, dried-up, and subsequently worthless exterior of something
- A coconut has a very thick husk .
The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
- His attorney was a dried-up husk of a man.
To remove husks from.
Partly imitative, partly from Etymology 1, above, influenced by (husky).
To say huskily, to utter in a husky voice.
* The French captain did not immediately respond; he looked at his men with a miserable expression [...]; still he hesitated, drooped, and finally husked , "Je me rends," with a look still more wretched. — (Naomi Novik), "His Majesty's Dragon"
The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary , 2nd Ed., Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1978
Resembling a husk or some aspect of one.