corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays(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
the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
corn, edible corn(noun)
ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
(Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
corn whiskey, corn whisky, corn(noun)
whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
something sentimental or trite
"that movie was pure corn"
feed (cattle) with corn
preserve with salt
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 literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; white corn or southern corn, which grows to a great height, and has long white kernels; sweet corn, 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, any 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.
Origin: [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. karn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. Grain, Kernel.]
a thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome
a single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain
the various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats
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
a small, hard particle; a grain
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
to form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder
to feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses
to render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one
Origin: [L. cornu horn: cf. F. corne horn, hornlike excrescence. See Horn.]
Corn is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 503 at the 2010 census.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
korn, n. a grain or kernel: seeds that grow in ears, as wheat, rye, &c.: grain of all kinds.—v.t. to form into grains; to sprinkle with salt in grains: to salt.—ns. Corn′-ball (U.S.), a ball of popped corn, sweetened, with white of egg; Corn′-brand′y, spirits made from grain; Corn′-bee′tle, a small beetle, the larva of which is very destructive to grain; Corn′brash, a member of the Lower Oolites (see Oolite); Corn′-cake (U.S.), a cake made of Indian-corn meal; Corn′-chand′ler, a dealer in corn; Corn′-cob, the elongated, woody receptacle constituting the ear of maize; Corn′-cock′le, a tall beautiful weed, with large purple flowers, common in corn-fields; Corn′-crake, one of the true rails, with characteristic cry, frequenting corn-fields.—adj. Corned, granulated; salted.—ns. Corn′-exchange′, a mart where grain is sampled and sold; Corn′-fac′tor, a wholesale dealer in corn; Corn′-field, a field in which corn is growing; Corn′-flag, the popular name of plants of genus Gladiolus; Corn′-flour, the name applied to the finely-ground flour of maize or Indian corn; Corn′-flow′er, a well-known composite weed of corn-fields, having a beautiful deep azure flower; Corn′-fly, Corn′-moth, insects very destructive to corn; Corn′ing-house, a place where corn is granulated; Corn′-land, ground suitable for growing corn; Corn′-law, a law made for the restriction and regulation of the trade in corn: esp. in pl. (in England), laws that restricted the importation of corn by imposing a duty, repealed in 1846; Corn′-loft, a granary; Corn′-mar′igold, a chrysanthemum common in corn-fields; Corn′-mē′ter, an official measurer of corn; Corn′-mill, a mill for grinding corn; Corn′-pars′ley, a European grain-field flower (Petroselinum segetum); Corn′-pipe, a pipe made by slitting the joint of a green stalk of corn; Corn′-popp′y, the common red poppy, a troublesome weed growing in corn-fields; Corn′-rent, a fluctuating rent paid in corn, not money; Corn′-rig (Scot.), a ridge in a corn-field; Corn′-sal′ad, a genus of humble annual weeds, found in corn-fields, of which some are used as spring salads; Corn′stone, a kind of mottled limestone, often concretionary, usually occurring in those systems which are largely composed of reddish sandstones; Corn′-van, a machine for winnowing corn; Corn′-weev′il, a small insect very destructive to stored grain.—adj. Corn′y, like corn, produced from corn: (slang) tipsy.—Corn-cob pipe, a tobacco-pipe with the bowl made of the cob of Indian corn.—Corn in
korn, n. a small hard growth chiefly on the toe or foot, resulting from an increase of thickness of the cuticle, caused by excessive pressure or friction on the part.—adj. Cor′neous, horny.—n. Corn′-plas′ter, a remedial plaster applied to a corn.—adj. Corn′y, of or pertaining to corns: horny.—Tread on one's corns, to injure one's feelings. [O. Fr.,—L. cornu, a horn.]
A type of seed and plant cultivated in a variety of species and used for a variety of purposes.
Corn is used as food for humans and fodder for animals or other livestock.
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Rank popularity for the word 'corn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3982
Rank popularity for the word 'corn' in Nouns Frequency: #2677
The numerical value of corn in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of corn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For what were all these country patriots born To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Good words, good deeds, and beautiful expressions A wise man ever culls from every quarter, E?en as a gleaner gathers ears of corn.
Because of the huge stockpiles of corn and feed wheat, the Chinese government is trying to minimize the amount of imports of feed grain such as barley and sorghum, and so domestic users will tap the corn stockpiles.
If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.
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- зърно, мазолBulgarian
- kuří okoCzech
- Getreide, Zerealie, Korn, HühneraugeGerman
- αλατίζω, κάλοςGreek
- hordeo, tritiko, kalo, greno, piedkalo, avenoEsperanto
- jyvä, vilja, liikavarvasFinnish
- arbharScottish Gaelic
- aase eairkaghManx
- հացահատիկ, կոշտուկArmenian
- sorgo, avena, mais, durone, granoturco, callo, orzo, granoItalian
- 鶏眼, 穀物, うおのめJapanese
- мо́золка, зрно, плу́скавец, со́ли, набие́ницаMacedonian
- qamħerrun, kalluMaltese
- graan, eksteroog, koren, eeltDutch
- salgar, grãos, cereal, caloPortuguese
- зерно́, мозо́льRussian
- zrno, kurie okoSlovak
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