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cornhusk

[kawrn-huhsk] /ˈkɔrnˌhʌsk/
noun
1.
the husk of an ear of corn.
Origin of cornhusk
1705-1715
1705-15, Americanism; corn1 + husk
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  • Presented me with cornhusk cigarettes; told me tales of Zapata; his perfidy, his ruthlessness.

    The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto
  • The staff-officer cut away its cornhusk wrapping and read aloud the owner's name on the hilt.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for cornhusk

cornhusk

/ˈkɔːnˌhʌsk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) the outer protective covering of an ear of maize; the chaff
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