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 Kind-of Ajiaco Serves 4 to 6 Ajiaco is a hearty and glorious Colombian chicken soup made with starchy potatoes and milky corncobs to naturally thicken the broth. Julia Clancy, SFChronicle.com, "Necessary chicken soup: one method, three recipes," 5 Feb. 2020 On the new Nightstick, the Raptor (bird’s head) rounded grip is made of wood, as is the corncob fore-end. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Best New Shotguns from SHOT Show 2019," 30 Jan. 2019 Add the corncobs and 1 tablespoon salt, reduce heat to medium, and cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Three light and easy pasta dishes for summer," 2 July 2019 The pieces include some practically Dadaist still-life sculptures, made of machine parts, and a chandelier, designed for a Cedar Rapids hotel, with eye-fooling replicas of corncobs. Steven Strogatz, The New Yorker, "Beyond “American Gothic”," 5 Mar. 2018 Among the objects lethally employed: a spear, a crossbow, a champagne bottle and a corncob. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Get expert TV and movie recommendations from the Watching newsletter," 20 May 2016 Stack the lobsters in the pot, with the corncobs on top. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Lobster Cobb Salad Recipe," 15 June 2010 A corncob lies on the Bourbon Street sidewalk on Nov. 1, 1969, when a new city ordinance went into effect banning food and drink sales from the windows of businesses in the French Quarter. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "Vintage photos: Bourbon Street litter crackdown targets corn on the cob," 26 June 2017 Thick summery food waste, like corncobs and husks, watermelon rinds and banana peels, most likely will overtax your disposal. Hints From Heloise, star-telegram.com, "Heloise tackles stamps, household plumbing and ripe bananas," 25 May 2017

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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corncob

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How to pronounce corncob (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of corncob

: the long, hard, center part of corn (sense 1) : the part of corn that the kernels grow on

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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