AskDefine | Define shuck

Dictionary Definition

shuck n : material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds [syn: chaff, husk, stalk, straw, stubble]

Verb

1 remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"
2 remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

  • /ʃʌk/
    Rhymes: -ʌk

Noun

  1. The shell or husk, especially of grains such as corn.

Verb

  1. To remove the shuck from (corn, oysters, etc.).
    We spent the morning shucking ears of corn.
  2. To remove (any outer covering).
    He shucked his clothes and dove naked into the pool.

Extensive Definition

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