Definition of Corn

1. Noun. 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.

2. Verb. Feed (cattle) with corn.
Generic synonyms: Feed, Give

3. Noun. The dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal.
Terms within: Corn Oil
Generic synonyms: Kernel

4. Verb. Preserve with salt. "Corned beef"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Keep, Preserve

5. Noun. Ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food.
Exact synonyms: Edible Corn
Specialized synonyms: Green Corn, Sweet Corn, Hominy, Popcorn
Generic synonyms: Cereal, Food Grain, Grain
Group relationships: Indian Corn, Maize, Zea Mays
Terms within: Green Corn, Sugar Corn, Sweet Corn, Sweet Corn Plant, Zea Mays Rugosa, Zea Saccharata

6. Noun. A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes.
Exact synonyms: Clavus
Generic synonyms: Callosity, Callus

7. Noun. (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland).
Generic synonyms: Cereal, Cereal Grass

8. Noun. Whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn.
Exact synonyms: Corn Whiskey, Corn Whisky
Specialized synonyms: Bootleg, Corn Liquor, Moonshine
Generic synonyms: Whiskey, Whisky

9. Noun. Something sentimental or trite. "That movie was pure corn"
Generic synonyms: Drippiness, Mawkishness, Mushiness, Sentimentality, Sloppiness, Soupiness
Derivative terms: Corny

Definition of Corn

1. n. A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.

2. n. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.

3. v. t. 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 a tongue.

Definition of Corn

1. Noun. A cereal plant grown for its grain, specifically the main such plant grown in a given region, such as oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, wheat or barley in England and Wales, and maize or sweetcorn in the Americas. ¹

2. Noun. (US Canada Australia uncountable) A type of grain of the species ''Zea mays'', maize ¹

3. Noun. (British uncountable) A grain or seed, especially of cereal crops. ¹

4. Verb. (US Canada) To granulate; to form a substance into grains. ¹

5. Verb. (US Canada) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef ¹

6. Verb. (US Canada) To provide with corn (typically maize) for feed. ¹

7. Noun. A callus on the foot. ¹

8. Noun. (US Canada) Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion.(cite web title = Corn (emotion) publisher = Cambridge University Press work = Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary url= ¹

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Definition of Corn

1. to preserve with salt [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Corn

1. A species of tall cereal grass, zea mays, grown for its seed and used as food and animal fodder. It is also called maise or indian corn. It is a plant of the genus zea of the family gramineae (poaceae), originating in the americas. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corn

cormous plant
corn (current term)
corn beef
corn borer
corn borer moth
corn bunting
corn buntings
corn cake
corn campion
corn chamomile
corn chip
corn chowder

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