- 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.
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- Zea mays, family Gramineae; it was domesticated before 5000 bc, although the wild ancestor is unidentified
- 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 cornMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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 cornMore example sentences
- 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…?
corn on the cob
- Corn when cooked and eaten straight from the cob; an ear of corn.More example sentences
- 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.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koren and German Korn.
- A small, painful area of thickened skin on the foot, especially on the toes, caused by pressure.More example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Latin cornu 'horn'.