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Definition of Corn

Corn

  1. A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.
  2. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
  3. The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
  4. The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.
  5. A small, hard particle; a grain.
  6. To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.
  7. To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
  8. To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
  9. To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.

Corn Quotations

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.
Lewis Black

Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure.
Joel Salatin
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Corn Translations

corn in Afrikaans is mielies
corn in Dutch is eksteroog, eelt, likdoorn
corn in Finnish is maissi
corn in German is Mais, Getreide
corn in Italian is mirino, granturco
corn in Norwegian is mais
corn in Portuguese is milho

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