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In American English, corn is a long rounded vegetable covered in small yellow seeds. The seeds themselves are also called corn.
In British English, this vegetable is usually called sweetcorn.
In British English, corn refers to any type of cereal plant growing in a particular area, for example wheat, barley, or maize.
Speakers of American English use grain for this meaning.
Past participle: corned
|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|
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
green corn, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
|2.||corn - the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal|
corn oil - oil from the germs of corn grains
kernel - a single whole grain of a cereal; "a kernel of corn"
|3.||corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food|
hominy - hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
popcorn - small kernels of corn exploded by heat
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - 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
|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|
|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)|
|6.||corn - whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn|
|7.||corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"|
|Verb||1.||corn - feed (cattle) with corn|
|2.||corn - preserve with salt; "corned beef"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
corn on the cob N → mazorca f de maíz, choclo m (Andes, S. Cone), elote m (Mex)
corn exchange N → bolsa f de granos
corn meal N (US) → harina f de maíz
corn oil N → aceite m de maíz
corn poppy N → amapola f