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Meaning of SHUCK

Pronunciation:  shuk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  2. [v]  remove the shucks from, as of certain vegetables
  3. [v]  remove from its shell, as of a mollusk; "shuck oysters"
 

SHUCK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: chaff, husk, stalk, straw, stubble
 
 See Also: bran, plant material, remove, take, take away, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Shuck\, v. t.
    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.
    
    
  2. \Shuck\, n.
    A shock of grain. [Prev.Eng.]
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    2. The shell of an oyster or clam. [U. S.]
    
    
  4. \Shuck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shucking}.]
    To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts,
    Indian corn, oysters, etc.
    
    
 

 

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