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corn

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noun, often attributive \ˈkȯrn\

Definition of corn

  1. 1 chiefly dialect :  a small hard particle :  grain

  2. 2 :  a small hard seed —usually used in combination <peppercorn> <barleycorn>

  3. 3 British :  the grain of a cereal grass that is the primary crop of a region (as wheat in Britain and oats in Scotland and Ireland); also :  a plant that produces corn

  4. 4 a :  a tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) originally domesticated in Mexico and widely grown for its large elongated ears of starchy seeds —called also Indian corn, maize b :  the typically yellow or whitish seeds of corn used especially as food for humans and livestock c :  an ear of corn with or without its leafy outer covering

  5. 5 :  corn whiskey

  6. 6 a :  something (as writing, music, or acting) that is corny b :  the quality or state of being corny :  corniness

  7. 7 :  corn snow



Origin of corn

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German & Old Norse korn grain, Latin granum


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with corn


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corn

verb

Definition of corn

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form into grains :  granulate

  3. 2 a :  to preserve or season with salt in grains b :  to cure or preserve in brine containing preservatives and often seasonings <corned beef>

  4. 3 :  to feed with corn



1560

First Known Use of corn

1560


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corn

noun

Definition of corn

  1. :  a local hardening and thickening of epidermis (as on a toe)



Origin of corn

Middle English corne, from Anglo-French, horn, from Latin cornu horn, point — more at horn


First Known Use: 15th century



CORN Defined for Kids

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corn

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noun \ˈkȯrn\

Definition of corn for Students

  1. 1 :  a tall American cereal grass plant widely grown for its large ears of starchy grain which come in many varieties

  2. 2 :  the seeds of a corn plant that are used especially as food for humans and animals and are typically yellow or whitish

  3. 3 :  an ear of corn with or without its leafy outer covering <We spent the afternoon picking corn.>




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corn

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noun

Definition of corn for Students

  1. :  a hardening and thickening of the skin (as on a person's toe)




Medical Dictionary

corn

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noun \ˈkȯ(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of corn

  1. :  a local hardening and thickening of epidermis (as on a toe)





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