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Definition: Corn fly
, 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