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n 1: tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears:
widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the
principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America
since pre-Columbian times [syn: maize
, Indian corn
2: the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or
ground for meal
3: ears of corn grown for human food [syn: edible corn
4: a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or
sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting
shoes [syn: clavus
5: annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and
light brown grains [syn: wheat
6: whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent
corn [syn: corn whiskey
, corn whisky
7: something sentimental or trite; “that movie was pure corn”
v 1: feed (cattle) with corn
2: preserve with salt; “corned beef”
English → English
(k[^o]rn), n. [L. cornu horn: cf. F. corne horn,
hornlike excrescence. See Horn
A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the
toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and
Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes
Unplagued with corns, will have a bout with you.
Note: The substance of a corn usually resembles horn, but
where moisture is present, as between the toes, it is
white and sodden, and is called a soft corn
, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan.,
Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka['u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno.
1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley,
and maize; a grain.
2. The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used
for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
Note: In Scotland, corn is generally restricted to oats, in
the United States, to maize, or Indian corn
sense 3), and in England to wheat.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. a tall cereal plant (Zea mays
) bearing its seeds as
large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard
cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not
edible; -- also called Indian corn
and, in technical
. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn
, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is
yellow when ripe; white corn
or southern corn
grows to a great height, and has long white kernels;
, comprising a number of sweet and tender
varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have
kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn
small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked
while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped
from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn
is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn
having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it
is used for decoration, especially in the fall.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
4. The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field;
the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after
reaping and before thrashing.
In one night, ere glimpse of morn,
His shadowy flail had thrashed the corn. --Milton.
5. A small, hard particle; a grain. “Corn of sand.”
Hall. “A corn of powder.”
--Beau. & Fl.
, a ball of popped corn stuck together with soft
candy from molasses or sugar.
, bread made of Indian meal.
, a kind of corn bread; johnny cake; hoecake.
(Bot.), a weed (Agrostemma Githago
), having bright flowers, common in grain
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Gladiolus
called also sword lily
(a) A small fly which, in the larval state, is injurious
to grain, living in the stalk, and causing the disease
on account of the swelled joints. The
common European species is Chlorops t[ae]niopus
(b) A small fly (Anthomyia ze
) whose larva or maggot
destroys seed corn after it has been planted.
, a fritter having green Indian corn mixed
through its batter. [U. S.]
, laws regulating trade in corn, especially those
in force in Great Britain till 1846, prohibiting the
importation of foreign grain for home consumption, except
when the price rose above a certain rate.
. (Bot.) See under Marigold
, a fritter containing grated green Indian corn
and butter, the combined taste resembling that of oysters.
(Bot.), a plant of the parsley genus
), a weed in parts of Europe and
, a utensil used in popping corn.
(Bot.), the red poppy (Papaver Rh[oe]as
common in European cornfields; -- also called corn rose
, rent paid in corn.
. See Corn poppy
(Bot.), a name given to several species of
, annual herbs sometimes used for salad.
is also called lamb's lettuce
, red limestone. [Prov. Eng.]
(Bot.), a species of Campanula
(a) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain.
(b) In America, a weevil (Sphenophorus ze[ae]
attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing
great damage. See Grain weevil
, under Weevil
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corned
(k?rnd); p. pr. & vb.
1. To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle
with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt
slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn
2. To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn
3. To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn
4. To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
, a house or place where powder is corned or