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Noun: corn  korn
  1. 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
    - maize, Indian corn, Zea mays
     
  2. The dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
     
  3. Ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
    - edible corn
     
  4. A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
    - clavus
     
  5. Any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
     
  6. Whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
    - corn whiskey, corn whisky
     
  7. Something sentimental or trite
    "that movie was pure corn"
     
  8. [Brit] Annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
    - wheat
     
  9. [Brit] Grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
    - wheat, wheat berry
Verb: corn  korn
  1. Feed (cattle) with corn
     
  2. (cooking) preserve with salt
    "corned beef"

Derived forms: corned, corning, corns

Type of: callosity, callus, cereal, cereal grass, drippiness, feed, food grain, give, grain, keep, kernel, mawkishness, mushiness, preserve, sentimentality, sloppiness, soupiness, whiskey [N. Amer, Ireland], whisky

Part of: common wheat, genus Triticum, genus Zea, Triticum, Triticum aestivum, Zea

Encyclopedia: Corn, OK