- 1British The chief cereal crop of a district, especially (in England) wheat or (in Scotland) oats: fields of cornMore 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.
- 1.1The grain of a cereal crop.More 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.
- 1.2 North American, Australian, and New Zealand term for maize.More example sentences
- The major agricultural products are wheat, rice, barley, corn, sorghum, sugarcane, potatoes, and fruits.
- They also eat grains such as Chinese sorghum, corn, millet, oats, and buckwheat.
- They grow lettuce, corn, parsley, sugar cane, rice and radishes.
- 2 • informal Something banal or sentimental: the film 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
- Maize when cooked and eaten straight from the cob.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'.