Variant of hull
- the outer covering of a seed or fruit, as the husk of grain, pod of a pea, shell of a nut, etc.
- the calyx of some fruits, as the raspberry
- any outer covering
Origin of hullMiddle English hule ; from Old English hulu, akin to German hülle, covering: for Indo-European base see hall
to take the hull or hulls off (a seed or fruit)