n. 1. The outer (usually fibrous) covering of a fruit or seed--also calledhusk or shell. 2. The attached, leafy calyx of some fruits, such as the strawberry. hull v.To prepare a food for eating by removing the outer covering or, as in the case of strawberries, the leafy portion at the top. See also schuck.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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