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husk

Pronunciation: /hʌsk/

Translation of husk in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (of wheat, rice) cáscara (feminine), cascarilla (feminine), cascabillo (masculine); (of maize) chala (feminine) or (Spain/España) farfolla (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • In the fall, plants produce and discard gorgeous seeds, seed pods, husks, and pinecones.
    • She uses real leaves, seeds, husks and pods, building on their natural form and texture and drenching them in colour.
    • Here, however, there was nothing; no birds flying overhead, no rodents, no chewed branches or seed husks, no droppings of any kind.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [wheat/rice] descascarillar, descascarar; [maize] quitarle la chala or (Spain/España) farfolla a

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