corn-husk

cornhusk

[kawrn-huhsk]
noun
the husk of an ear of corn.

Origin:
1705–15, Americanism; corn1 + husk

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cornhusk (ˈkɔːnˌhʌsk)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) the outer protective covering of an ear of maize; the chaff

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