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corn

  
[2]  
      n  
1    a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction  
2    tread on (someone's) corns     (Brit)  
informal   to offend or hurt (someone) by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges  
     (C15: from Old French corne horn, from Latin cornu)  
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maize  
      n  
1      (Also called)    Indian corn  
a    a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike  
b    the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil,   (Usual U.S. and Canadian name)    corn             See also       sweet corn  
2    a yellow colour  
     (C16: from Spanish maiz, from Taino mahiz)  


Anti-Corn Law League  
      n   an organization founded in 1839 by Richard Cobden and John Bright to oppose the Corn Laws, which were repealed in 1846  
corn   [1]  
      n  
1      (Brit)  
a    any of various cereal plants, esp. the predominant crop of a region, such as wheat in England and oats in Scotland and Ireland  
b    the seeds of such plants, esp. after harvesting  
c    a single seed of such plants; a grain  
2       the usual U.S., Canadian, Austral., and N.Z. name for       maize  
  
See also  
    sweet corn       1       popcorn       1  
3   
a    the plants producing these kinds of grain considered as a growing crop  
spring corn     
b    (in combination)  
a cornfield     
4       short for       corn whisky  
5    Slang   an idea, song, etc., regarded as banal or sentimental  
6    Archaic or dialect   any hard particle or grain  
      vb   tr  
7    to feed (animals) with corn, esp. oats  
8   
a    to preserve in brine  
b    to salt  
9    to plant corn on  
     (Old English corn; related to Old Norse, Old High German corn, Gothic kaúrn, Latin granum, Sanskrit jirná fragile)  
corn   [2]  
      n  
1    a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction  
2    tread on (someone's) corns     (Brit)  
informal   to offend or hurt (someone) by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges  
     (C15: from Old French corne horn, from Latin cornu)  
corn borer  
      n   the larva of the pyralid moth Pyrausta nubilalis, native to S and Central Europe: in E North America a serious pest of maize  
corn bread  
      n   a kind of bread made from maize meal,   (Also called)    Indian bread  
corn bunting  
      n   a heavily built European songbird, Emberiza calandra, with a streaked brown plumage: family Emberizidae (buntings)  
corn circle  
      n      another name for       crop circle  
corn dolly  
      n   a decorative figure made by plaiting straw  
corn earworm  
      n     (U.S)   the larva of the noctuid moth Heliothis armigera, which feeds on maize and many other crop plants  
   See also       bollworm  
corn exchange  
      n   a building where corn is bought and sold  
corn factor  
      n   a person who deals in corn  
Corn Laws  
      pl n   the laws introduced in Britain in 1804 to protect domestic farmers against foreign competition by the imposition of a heavy duty on foreign corn: repealed in 1846  
   See also       Anti-Corn Law League  
corn lily  
      n   any of several South African iridaceous plants of the genus Ixia, which have coloured lily-like flowers  
corn marigold  
      n   an annual plant, Chrysanthemum segetum, with yellow daisy-like flower heads: a common weed of cultivated land: family Compositae (composites)  
corn meal  
      n   meal made from maize,   (Also called)    Indian meal  
corn oil  
      n   an oil prepared from maize, used in cooking and in making soaps, lubricants, etc.  
corn on the cob  
      n   a cob of maize, boiled and eaten as a vegetable  
corn-picker  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a machine for removing ears of maize from the standing stalks, often also equipped to separate the corn from the husk and shell  
corn pone  
      n     (Southern U.S)   corn bread, esp. a plain type made with water,   (Sometimes shortened to)    pone  
corn poppy  
      n   a poppy, Papaver rhoeas, that has bright red flowers and grows in cornfields. Since World War I it has been the symbol of fallen soldiers,   (Also called)    coquelicot, Flanders poppy, field poppy  
corn rose  
      n     (Brit)   † † any of several red-flowered weeds of cornfields, such as the corn poppy  
corn row  
      n   a Black, originally African, hair-style in which the hair is plaited in close parallel rows, resembling furrows in a ploughed field  
corn salad  
      n   any valerianaceous plant of the genus Valerianella, esp. the European species V. locusta, which often grows in cornfields and whose leaves are sometimes used in salads,   (Also called)    lambs lettuce  
corn shock  
      n   a stack or bundle of bound or unbound corn piled upright for curing or drying  
corn shuck  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   the husk of an ear of maize  
corn silk  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic  
corn smut  
      n  
1    an ascomycetous parasitic fungus, Ustilago zeae, that causes gall-like deformations on maize grain  
2    the condition produced by this fungus  
corn snow  
      n     (Skiing)     (U.S. and Canadian)   granular snow formed by alternate freezing and thawing  
corn syrup  
      n   syrup prepared from maize  
corn whisky  
      n   whisky made from maize  
field corn  
      n     (U.S)   any variety of corn that is grown as a feed for livestock  
green corn  
      n      another name for       sweet corn       1  
Guinea corn  
      n      another name for       durra  
Indian corn  
      n      another name for       maize       1  
kaffir corn   ,   (sometimes U.S.)   kafir corn  
      n   a Southern African variety of sorghum, cultivated in dry regions for its grain and as fodder,   (Sometimes shortened to)    kaffir     (U.S.)   kafir  
seed corn  
      n  
1    the good quality ears or kernels of corn that are used as seed  
2    assets or investments that are expected to provide profits in the future  
squirrel corn  
      n   a North American plant, Dicentra canadensis, having yellow flowers and tubers resembling grains of corn: family Fumariaceae,   (Also called)    colicweed  
sugar corn  
      n      another name for       sweet corn       1  
sweet corn  
      n  
1      (Also called)    sugar corn, green corn   a variety of maize, Zea mays saccharata, whose kernels are rich in sugar and eaten as a vegetable when young  
2    the unripe ears of maize, esp. the sweet kernels removed from the cob, cooked as a vegetable  

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corn   [1]  
      n  
1      (Brit)  
a    any of various cereal plants, esp. the predominant crop of a region, such as wheat in England and oats in Scotland and Ireland  
b    the seeds of such plants, esp. after harvesting  
c    a single seed of such plants; a grain  
2       the usual U.S., Canadian, Austral., and N.Z. name for       maize  
  
See also  
    sweet corn       1       popcorn       1  
3   
a    the plants producing these kinds of grain considered as a growing crop  
spring corn     
b    (in combination)  
a cornfield     
4       short for       corn whisky  
5    Slang   an idea, song, etc., regarded as banal or sentimental  
6    Archaic or dialect   any hard particle or grain  
      vb   tr  
7    to feed (animals) with corn, esp. oats  
8   
a    to preserve in brine  
b    to salt  
9    to plant corn on  
     (Old English corn; related to Old Norse, Old High German corn, Gothic kaúrn, Latin granum, Sanskrit jirná fragile)  

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