There are 2 definitions of corn in English:

corn1

Syllabification: corn
Pronunciation: /kôrn
 
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noun

  • 1A North American cereal plant that yields large grains, or kernels, set in rows on a cob. Its many varieties yield numerous products, highly valued for both human and livestock consumption. Also called Indian corn.
    • Zea mays, family Gramineae; it was domesticated before 5000 bc, although the wild ancestor is unidentified
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    • A relatively colorless oil, it is produced by pressing the endosperm of the corn kernel.
    • According to Goldberg, 75% of the corn planted this year will be of the conventional variety.
    • The problem is that human beings are not like stalks of corn planted in poor soil.
  • 1.1The grains of this: creamed corn two ears of corn
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    • Christopher says his biggest failure was cream corn.
    • His challenge was to eat creamed corn and cod liver oil.
    • I waded through enough surf-and-turfs and enough creamed corn to last a lifetime.
  • 1.2British The chief cereal crop of a district, especially (in England) wheat or (in Scotland) oats.
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    • To a European, corn covers all the cereal crops - wheat, barley, oat, and so on.
    • Peas, beans or carrots also formed part of the diet, plus corn, i.e. oats or maize.
  • 2 informal Something banal or sentimental: the movie is pure corn
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    • The appetite audiences have for sentimental corn should never be underestimated.
    • Alexander's Ragtime Band is pure corn but rather tasty all the same.
    • God, will I forever be forced to deal with this massive amount of cheese and corn from now on…?

Phrases

corn on the cob

Corn when cooked and eaten straight from the cob; an ear of corn.
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  • Around her, hundreds of people were also enjoying barbecue beef sandwiches and corn on the cob.
  • My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw that dinner for the evening was to consist of rough hewn pork, corn on the cob, a messy cabbage-type salad and what I presumed were beef cutlets.
  • Serve with steak fries, corn on the cob (you can do that on the grill, too), and the simplest salad you can think of.

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koren and German Korn.

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There are 2 definitions of corn in English:

corn2

Syllabification: corn
Pronunciation: /
 
kôrn/

noun

  • A small, painful area of thickened skin on the foot, especially on the toes, caused by pressure.
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    • A variety of products are available over-the-counter for the treatment of common foot problems, such as athlete's foot, onychomycosis, foot pain, corns, warts and bunions.
    • Deepika is my foot guru who, in half an hour, will transform my unattractive foot complete with corns, calluses and untidy-looking toes into a thing of beauty.
    • In addition, soaking your feet in warm water or with Epsom salts can alleviate painful corns and calluses.

Origin

late Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin cornu 'horn'.

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