tusky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tusk +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tusky (uncountable)

  1. (dialect, Yorkshire) rhubarb, sticks from that vegetable
    • 1987, Tony Harrison, “The Rhubarbarians II”, in Continuous: 50 sonnets from 'The School of Eloquence' (Poetry), London: Rex Collins, ISBN 086036 159 4:
      … 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.