unhusked

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

unhusked

  1. simple past tense and past participle of unhusk

Adjective[edit]

unhusked (comparative more unhusked, superlative most unhusked)

  1. Without a husk.
    • 1976, India: Conflict System, Security Environment, and Policymaking for Defense:
      For 1975 they would range from 240 million to 259 million tons, depending on husked or unhusked variety.
    • 2006, Mark Elvin, The Retreat of the Elephants: An Environmental History of China, ISBN 0300119933:
      In late-imperial Jiaxing, the seed-to-yield ratio for unhusked rice sown to unhusked rice reaped was, as a measure of volume, between 1:45 and 1:51 in good years for the better farmers.
    • 2007, Hyung-Jun Kim, Reformist Muslims in Yagyakarta Village, ISBN 1920942351:
      Table II-4 calculates the returns that a peasant could obtain from 1000m2 of sawah in 1993 with the premise that yields per hectare were 60 quintals of gabah basah (unhusked paddy containing approximately 25 percent of moisture).
    • 2007, Martin Weidenbörner, Mycotoxins in Feedstuffs, ISBN 0387464115, page 26:
      see also barley, barley, husked, barley, unhusked (naked), barley (pressed), bone meal, bran, calf fattening mixed feed, coconut, ...
    • 2017, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, ‎Ho Chai-Ling, ‎& Carol Wagstaff, Crop Improvement: Sustainability Through Leading-Edge Technology, ISBN 3319650793:
      Lesser unhusked paddies translates into a high degree of hulling requirement while small amount of broken rice means good performance as well as good rice quality.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Having the husk on; still on the husk.
    • 1916, Carl Schurz Vrooman, Grain Farming in the Corn Belt with Live Stock as a Side Line, page 17:
      Jerking the ears and storing them unhusked is a method of harvesting employed in some sections, especially in the South, where the argument usually given in its favor is that if the husks are on the ears they are more protected from the grain weevil.
    • 1965, India Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Report on the marketing of coconuts and coconut products in India:
      Unhusked nuts fetch higher prices than husked nuts in areas where there are retting facilities (e.g. backwater areas).
    • 1972, Rhodesia Agricultural Journal - Volumes 69-70, page 43:
      Most modern shellers can handle an unhusked crop and in fact, the majority of shellers work better if the crop is not husked because of the cushioning effect provided by the sheath.
    • 2014, Quinbala Marak -, Food Politics: Studying Food, Identity and Difference among the Garos, ISBN 1443859249:
      Rice is stored after harvesting in its unhusked form. Husking of rice takes place only for consumption, and not for storage or selling purposes, and the quantity of rice that is husked may vary from family to family.


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