the husk of an ear of corn.

1705–15, Americanism; corn1 + husk Unabridged
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cornhusk (ˈkɔːnˌhʌsk)
(US), (Canadian) the outer protective covering of an ear of maize; the chaff

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Example sentences
Children's activities include pumpkin painting and the making of apple-head and cornhusk dolls.
She was an accomplished weaver and well known for her cornhusk bags.
Activities include cornhusk dolls, dipping apples in caramel, and yarn weaving.
Cornhusk wrapped tamales are also popular in southeastern cuba.
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