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corn1 British & World English

The chief cereal crop of a district, especially (in England) wheat or (in Scotland) oats

corn2 British & World English

A small, painful area of thickened skin on the foot, especially on the toes, caused by pressure

baby corn British & World English

Individual cobs of maize which have been harvested when very small and immature, eaten as a vegetable

blue corn British & World English

A variety of maize with bluish grains

Corn Belt British & World English

Name for parts of the US Midwest, especially Illinois and Iowa, where corn is a major crop

corn cake British & World English

Cornbread made in the form of flat cakes

corn crib British & World English

A bin or ventilated building for storing unhusked ears of corn

corn dog British & World English

A hot dog covered in maize-flour batter, fried, and served on a stick

corn-fed British & World English

Fed on grain, especially maize

Corn Laws British & World English

(In the UK) a series of 19th-century laws introduced to protect British farmers from foreign competition by allowing grain to be imported only after the price of home-grown wheat had risen above a certain level. They had the unintended effect of forcing up bread prices and were eventually repealed in 1846

corn oil British & World English

An oil obtained from the germ of maize, used in cookery and salad dressings

corn pone British & World English

Unleavened maize bread

corn snow British & World English

Snow with a rough granular surface resulting from alternate thawing and freezing

seed corn British & World English

Good-quality corn kept for seed

candy corn British & World English

A form of chewy candy shaped like a large kernel of corn

corn borer British & World English

A moth whose larvae feed upon and bore into maize

corn circle British & World English

another term for crop circle.

corn dodger British & World English

A small fried or baked cornmeal cake

corn dolly British & World English

A symbolic or decorative model of a human figure, made of plaited straw

corn roast British & World English

A party at which green maize is roasted and eaten

corn salad British & World English

another term for lamb's lettuce.

corn snake British & World English

A long North American rat snake with a spear-shaped mark between the eyes

corn sugar British & World English

Dextrose, especially when made from cornstarch

corn syrup British & World English

Glucose syrup, especially when made from cornflour

field corn British & World English

Corn grown to feed livestock

flint corn British & World English

Maize of a variety that has hard slightly translucent grains

green corn British & World English

The tender ears of young sweet corn, suitable for cooking and eating

kettle corn British & World English

Popcorn that is sweetened with sugar during cooking

Indian corn British & World English

A type of maize with large brown and yellow grains, not usually eaten but used to make decorations at festivals such as Thanksgiving

corn bunting British & World English

A large thickset Eurasian bunting with brown streaked plumage and a jangling song, inhabiting open grassland and arable land

corn earworm British & World English

An American moth caterpillar which is a pest of both maize and cotton

corn exchange British & World English

(In the UK) a building where corn is or was traded, typically a hall now converted for other public use

corn marigold British & World English

A daisy-like yellow-flowered Eurasian plant which was formerly a common weed of cornfields

earn one's corn in earn British & World English

Put in a lot of effort to show that one deserves one’s wages

corn on the cob in corn1 British & World English

Maize when cooked and eaten straight from the cob

corn on the cob British & World English

Maize when cooked and eaten straight from the cob

earn one's corn British & World English

Put in a lot of effort to show that one deserves one’s wages

Anti-Corn-Law League British & World English

A pressure group formed in Britain in 1838 to campaign for the repeal of the Corn Laws, under the leadership of Richard Cobden and John Bright

corncob in cob1 British & World English

The central cylindrical woody part of the maize ear to which the grains are attached

cornmeal British & World English

Meal made from corn, especially (in the US) maize flour or (in Scotland) oatmeal

cornrows British & World English

(Especially among black people) a style of braiding and plaiting the hair in narrow strips to form geometric patterns on the scalp

cornsilk British & World English

The fine thread-like styles on an ear of maize

pone British & World English

Unleavened maize bread in the form of flat oval cakes or loaves, originally as prepared with water by North American Indians and cooked in hot ashes

corn pone in pone British & World English

Unleavened maize bread in the form of flat oval cakes or loaves, originally as prepared with water by North American Indians and cooked in hot ashes

poppy1 British & World English

A herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine

cornhusking British & World English

The removal of husks from ears of corn

corncob pipe British & World English

A tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a dried corncob

spurrey British & World English

A small widely distributed plant of the pink family, with pink or white flowers

corn poppy in poppy1 British & World English

A herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine


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