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Definition of 'corn'


  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
       Synonyms: maize Indian corn Zea mays
  2. the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
  3. ears of corn grown for human food
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: clavus
  5. (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
  6. whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
       Synonyms: corn whiskey corn whisky
  7. something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"


  1. feed (cattle) with corn
  2. preserve with salt; "corned beef"

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