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corn

noun

1 corn

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.

synonyms: Indian corn, maize, Zea mays.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 298: eating etc. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; gluttony etc. 957.    [eating specific foods] ... show more

Polish: kukurydza zwyczajna



2 corn

The dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal.

3 corn

Ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food.

synonym: edible corn.

Polish: kukurydza

4 corn

A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes.

synonym: clavus.

Polish: nagniotek, odcisk, odgniotek

5 corn

Great Britain Any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland).

Dutch: graan, koren

6 corn

Whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn.

synonyms: corn whiskey, corn whisky.

7 corn

Something sentimental or trite.

verb

1 corn

Feed (cattle) with corn.

2 corn

Preserve with salt.


Moby thesaurus: Joe Miller, aftergrass, anhydrate, bamboo, banality, barley, benign tumor, bird seed, blast-freeze, boil, bran, brine, bromide, bump, bunion, callosity, callus, cancer, cane, carbuncle ... show more.

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