The definition of a hull is the outer layer of something or the outer shell of a seed or fruit.(noun)
To hull is defined as to remove the outer shell of a seed or fruit.(verb)
An example of to hull is to run wheat grains through a machine that leaves just the kernel behind.
See hull in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hule < OE hulu, akin to Ger hülle, covering: for IE base see hall
Origin: special use of hull, prob. infl. by Du hol, ship's hold
Origin: after district in Yorkshire, England
See hull in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English hulle, husk
Origin: , from Old English hulu; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
, Cordell 1871-1955.
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