corncob

noun
corn·​cob | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌkäb How to pronounce corncob (audio) \

Definition of corncob

1 : the core on which the kernels of corn are arranged
2 : an ear of corn

Examples of corncob in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How much corncob a dog could possibly consume without serious injury depends on its size and the diameter of the intestine, Wismer said. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 22 May 2022 Gizmos like a mushroom scrub brush, a corncob-kernel remover, an egg separator or a crème-brulée torch waste money and space. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Dec. 2021 Sugarcane and corncob nourishes, hydrates and replenishes skin. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 Add a luxurious Oil Bath For The Senses to your tub, which is infused with rosemary, sugarcane bagasse and corncob. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 While disposing of the corncob, this unit seemed to vibrate more, which contributed to the higher recorded noise level. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 26 Aug. 2021 Before the museum took over, Gorey’s bedroom was filled with modern plush toys, and the barn behind the twelve-room house now contains boxes of hundred-year-old corncob and peach-pit dolls. Casey Ce, The New Yorker, 12 July 2021 The acquisition by Gulftech International, which closed this week for undisclosed terms, brings Verdant into a suite of companies that make products ranging from industrial-sized juicers to corncob-sorting and product-labeling machines. Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 The researchers’ model helps reveal how conditions such as sunlight and shading affect crop growth—but many other factors such as water availability and microbial interactions determine the length of a corncob or width of a soybean. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of corncob

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Corncob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corncob. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for corncob

corncob

noun
corn·​cob | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌkäb How to pronounce corncob (audio) \

Kids Definition of corncob

: the woody core on which grains of corn grow

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