• WordNet 3.6
    • n decortication removal of the outer covering of an organ or part
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Decortication The act of stripping off the bark, rind, hull, or outer coat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decortication The act of removing the cortex or outer layer; removal of the bark or husk.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. decorticatio,: cf. F. décortication,


In literature:

There is a rustic bench, much roiled by the birds, and decorticated and split by the weather, near the little gate.
"John Bull's Other Island" by George Bernard Shaw
Mary sat in a wooden chair and decorticated spuds, with a thrill in her heart.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
Last year, however, witnessed the solution of the question of decortication in the green state in a satisfactory manner by M.A.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 417" by Various
According to Mr. Lawes' estimate, the manure from a ton of decorticated cotton-seed cake is worth $27.86 in gold.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Analyses of Decorticated Cotton-seed Cake.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Cotton-cake, decorticated, manurial constituents in, 282.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
They use much pottage made of coal-wort, which they call keal, sometimes broth of decorticated barley.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
This is black pepper decorticated.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
An endeavor has been made, but without success, to manufacture from it, mills for decorticating rice.
"Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses" by Gilbert E. Stecher