It’s found in eggs, oranges, grapes, corn, goji berries, mangoes, and orange peppers.—Byerin Prater, Fortune Well, 24 Nov. 2023 The next day, on Nov. 26 in Covington, fans can donate non-perishable foods, specifically green beans and corn.—Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Stir in the kidney beans, pinto beans, corn, chile powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, thyme, and 4 cups of water.—Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater, Saveur, 22 Nov. 2023 The peanut crop failed, the cotton and corn crops burned up, and their income that first year was less than $200.—Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 By the 20th century, steel roller mills changed the quality of corn meal, and chemical leaveners sweeteners, and other flours were added to create the spongy cornbread seen on tables today, according to The Stanford Daily.—Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 15 Nov. 2023 Add orange shredded cheddar cheese, yellow mini corn muffins, red diced tomatoes, and deep green jalapeños.—Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 Miss Lucy’s teeth is grinning Just like an ear ob corn,
And her eyes dey look so winning!—Anna Deavere Smith, The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2023 Process corn in a food processor until coarsely chopped.—Emily Nabors Hall, Southern Living, 11 Nov. 2023
Inside, Crusius continued firing with an AK-47-style rifle, corning shoppers at a bank near the entrance where nine were killed, before shooting at the checkout area and people in aisles.—Time, 5 July 2023 But corn itself — whether from the cob, a can or in dog food — can be a healthy part of a dog's diet.—Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 22 May 2022 See More
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Middle English, going back to Old English, "grain of a cereal grass, seed, berry," going back to Germanic *kurno- (whence also Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German & Old Norse korn "grain of a cereal grass, seed," Gothic kaurn), going back to European Indo-European *ǵr̥H-no-, whence also Latin grānum "seed, especially of a cereal grass," Old Irish grán, Welsh grawn, Old Church Slavic zrĭno "grain, seed," Serbian & Croatian zȑno, Russian zernó, Lithuanian žìrnis "pea"
The noun *ǵr̥H-no is sometimes taken to be a zero-grade derivative of Indo-European *ǵerh2- "become old, ripen" (see geriatric entry 1), but this has been disputed.