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Definition of SHUCK

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Shuck \Shuck\ (sh[u^]k), n.
     A shock of grain. [Prev. Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shuck \Shuck\, n. [Perhaps akin to G. shote a husk, pod, shell.]
     1. A shell, husk, or pod; especially, the outer covering of such nuts as the hickory nut, butternut, peanut, and chestnut. [1913 Webster]

     2. The shell of an oyster or clam. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shuck \Shuck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shucking}.]
     1. To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc. [1913 Webster]

     2. To remove or take off (shucks); hence, to discard; to lay aside; -- usually with off. [Colloq.]

              "Shucking" his coronet, after he had imbibed several draughts of fire water.               --F. A. Ober.

              He had only been in Africa long enough to shuck off the notions he had acquired about the engineering of a west coast colony.                  --Pall Mall Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "shuck":
     bark, bran, capsule, case, chaff, corn shuck, cornhusk, decorticate, hull, husk, jacket, palea, peel, pod, rind, shell, skin, slough, strip


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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