corn     Pronunciation Key  (kôrn)
n.
  1.  
    1. Any of numerous cultivated forms of a widely grown, usually tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) bearing grains or kernels on large ears.
    2. The grains or kernels of this plant, used as food for humans and livestock or for the extraction of an edible oil or starch. Also called Indian corn, maize.
  2. An ear of this plant.
  3. Chiefly British. Any of various cereal plants or grains, especially the principal crop cultivated in a particular region, such as wheat in England or oats in Scotland.
  4.  
    1. A single grain of a cereal plant.
    2. A seed or fruit of various other plants, such as a peppercorn.
  5. Corn snow.
  6. Informal. Corn whiskey.

 

 

 

      
         

 

 

 

 

  

 



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