|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
In Numbers 6:4 (Hebrews zag) it means the "skin" of a grape. In 2 Kings 4:42 (Hebrews tsiqlon) it means a "sack" for grain, as rendered in the Revised Version. In Luke 15:16, in the parable of the Prodigal Son, it designates the beans of the carob tree, or Ceratonia siliqua. From the supposition, mistaken, however, that it was on the husks of this tree that John the Baptist fed, it is called "St. John's bread" and "locust tree." This tree is in "February covered with innumerable purple-red pendent blossoms, which ripen in April and May into large crops of pods from 6 to 10 inches long, flat, brown, narrow, and bent like a horn (whence the Greek name keratia, meaning `little horns'), with a sweetish taste when still unripe. Enormous quantities of these are gathered for sale in various towns and for exportation." "They were eaten as food, though only by the poorest of the poor, in the time of our Lord." The bean is called a "gerah," which is used as the name of the smallest Hebrew weight, twenty of these making a shekel.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.
2. (n.) The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
3. (v. t.) To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
Husk (2 Occurrences)
Numbers 6:4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk. (KJV ASV WBS YLT)
2 Kings 4:42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat. (KJV WBS YLT)