What does popcorn mean?

Definitions for popcorn
ˈpɒpˌkɔrnpop·corn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. popcorn, Zea mays evertanoun

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

  2. popcornnoun

    small kernels of corn exploded by heat

Wiktionary

  1. popcornnoun

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

    Etymology: From English popped (shortned) + corn

  2. popcornnoun

    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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  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. 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.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Science plays the board game Doctor, they know that the human body is the main key to the secrets of the universe and existence itself, but immortality will give the most important secret of life, and it will tell you that over time a person does not value anything, he is just a spectator and a consumer with popcorn which symbolizes values, for the pessimist it is salty; for the optimist, sweet-caramel hedonism.

  3. Estefani Armanzor:

    The only thing missing is the popcorn, we are in quarantine and the children are very bored.

  4. 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.

  5. Natalie Rizzo:

    Since chocolate has caffeine that may keep me awake, I opt for cocoa powder sprinkled on top of popcorn, this sweet and savory snack has just 40 calories per cup.

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