tusky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tusk +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tusky (uncountable)

  1. (Yorkshire dialect) The sticks produced by the vegetable rhubarb
    • 1981: Tony Harrison, The Rhubarbarians II in collection Continuous: 50 sonnets from 'The School of Eloquence' . Rex Collings, London (1981)
      ... mi little stick of Leeds grown tusky draws /galas of rhubarb from the MET-set palms.

Adjective[edit]

tusky (comparative tuskier, superlative tuskiest)

  1. Having tusks, especially prominent tusks.
    • 1697: John Dryden, The Aeneid translated from Virgil (Book I, line 448)
      ... And at full cry pursued the tusky boar.