Definitions for cornkɔrn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Ref: Also called Indian corn 1 ;esp. technical and Brit., maize.
the edible seed of certain other cereal plants, esp. wheat in England and oats in Scotland. the plants themselves.
Ref: sweet corn.
Ref: corn whiskey.
Informal. old-fashioned, trite, or mawkishly sentimental material, as a story or music.
(v.t.)to preserve and season with brine or with salt in grains.
to granulate, as gunpowder.
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
a horny growth of tissue with a tender core, formed over a bone, esp. on the toes, as a result of pressure or friction.
Origin of corn:
1375–1425; late ME corne < AF, MF < L cornūhorn , hence a horny hardening of the cuticle
a combining form meaning “having a horn,” of the kind or number specified by the initial element:
Origin of -corn:
< L -cornis, adj. der. of cornū horn
Category: Geography (places)
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a plant with large yellow seeds, or these seeds used as food
He was eating an ear of corn.
a painful area of hard skin on your foot
a painful corn
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
Corn is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 503 at the 2010 census.
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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
Translations for corn
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the seeds of cereal plants, especially (in Britain) wheat, or (in North America) maize.
- grãoPortuguese (BR)
- das KornGerman
- korn; majsDanish
- cereales (maíz, trigo, avena)Spanish
- viljaterad, nisu, maisEstonian
- دانۀ غلاتFarsi
- मकई का दानाHindi
- pšenica, žitoCroatian
- gabonaszem (brit: búza, amerikai: kukorica)Hungarian
- korn; maísIcelandic
- 小麦, とうもろこしJapanese
- grūdai, kukurūzaiLithuanian
- koren, maa asDutch
- korn; hvete; maisNorwegian
- دانۀ غلاتPersian
- دانه، غله، جوار(امريكا، كانادا، استراليا)، غنم انګلستان): دپوندې يا ګوتى ميخكPashto
- grâu; porumbRomanian
- pšenica; kukuricaSlovak
- säd, spannmål, vete, majsSwedish
- 穀物的種子(英，尤指小麥)，(美)玉米Chinese (Trad.)
- зерно; збіжжяUkrainian
- ، مکی، مکئى، اناج کا دانہ، غلہUrdu
- hạt ngũ cốcVietnamese
- （英）谷物，（北美）玉米Chinese (Simp.)
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