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Meaning & Definition of Corn in English

English

Corn

/kɔrn/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • corn
  • ,
  • maize
  • ,
  • Indian corn
  • ,
  • Zea mays

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

    synonym:
  • corn

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

    synonym:
  • corn
  • ,
  • edible corn

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

    synonym:
  • corn
  • ,
  • clavus

5. (great britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in great britain or oats in scotland and ireland)

    synonym:
  • corn

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

    synonym:
  • corn whiskey
  • ,
  • corn whisky
  • ,
  • corn

7. Something sentimental or trite

  • "That movie was pure corn"
    synonym:
  • corn

verb

1. Feed (cattle) with corn

    synonym:
  • corn

2. Preserve with salt

  • "Corned beef"
    synonym:
  • corn

Examples of using

The other part of why corn syrup is in everything is that it's cheap.
This corn hurts a lot.