What does popcorn mean?

Definitions for popcorn
ˈpɒpˌkɔrnpop·corn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. popcorn, Zea mays everta(noun)

    corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat

  2. popcorn(noun)

    small kernels of corn exploded by heat

Wiktionary

  1. popcorn(Noun)

    A snack food made from corn kernels popped by dry heating.

    Etymology: From English popped (shortned) + corn

  2. popcorn(Noun)

    A kind of stitch similar to a bobble.

    Etymology: From English popped (shortned) + corn

Freebase

  1. Popcorn

    Popcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated. Corn is able to pop because, like amaranth grain, sorghum, quinoa and millet, its kernels have a hard moisture-sealed hull and a dense starchy interior. This allows pressure to build inside the kernel until an explosive "pop" results. Some strains of corn are now cultivated specifically as popping corns. There are many techniques for popping corn. Commercial large-scale popcorn machines were invented by Charles Cretors in the late 19th century. Many types of small-scale home methods for popping corn also exist, along with prepackaged popcorn. Depending on how it is prepared and cooked, some consider it to be a health food while others caution against it for a variety of reasons. Popcorn can also have non-food applications, ranging from holiday decorations to packaging materials.

Editors Contribution

  1. popcorn

    A type of food created from a kernel of corn.

    Popcorn is a popular snack and is sold across the world in many flavors, packaging and brands.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2016  

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How to say popcorn in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of popcorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of popcorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of popcorn in a Sentence

  1. Cyril Brun:

    Champagne offers a bit of complexity but not too much to overshadow a meal so it is easily paired alongside a variety of foods, from pastas, seafood and cheeses to eggs, popcorn and potato chips.

  2. Sandy Phillips:

    I can't go to movies ; I can't even go to indoor venues that have theater seats, when we first came into the courtroom, I had to steel Sandy Phillips against the fear. I can't stand the smell of popcorn. It makes me gag.

  3. Panagis Galiatsatos:

    For popcorn lung, the actual scientific name is bronchiolitis obliterans, and the bronchiolitis obliterans name implies obliterating the bronchioles, the most distal part of the lungs -- and that's what that disease did. It just knocked those completely out, i think what we are recognizing now is that these toxins that are in the electronic cigarettes are toxins for a reason.

  4. Tom Robbins:

    Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.

  5. David Gerrold:

    Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.

Images & Illustrations of popcorn

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