Definitions for -corn

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  1. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the kernels on large ears. the kernels of this plant, used for human food or for fodder. the ears of this plant.

    Category: Plants

    Ref: Also called Indian corn 1 ;esp. technical and Brit., maize.

  2. the edible seed of certain other cereal plants, esp. wheat in England and oats in Scotland. the plants themselves.

    Category: Plants

  3. Category: Plants

    Ref: sweet corn.

  4. Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

    Ref: corn whiskey.

  5. Informal. old-fashioned, trite, or mawkishly sentimental material, as a story or music.

    Category: Informal

  6. (v.t.)to preserve and season with brine or with salt in grains.

    Category: Cooking

  7. to granulate, as gunpowder.

  8. to feed with corn.

Origin of corn:

bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OFris, OS, OHG, ON korn, Go kaurn; akin to L grānumgrain , Russ zernó


  1. a horny growth of tissue with a tender core, formed over a bone, esp. on the toes, as a result of pressure or friction.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of corn:

1375–1425; late ME corne < AF, MF < L cornūhorn , hence a horny hardening of the cuticle


  1. a combining form meaning “having a horn,” of the kind or number specified by the initial element:


    Category: Affix

Origin of -corn:

< L -cornis, adj. der. of cornū horn


  1. Cornwall.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. -corn(Suffix)

    having (such) horns; one having (such) horns


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