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a. A variety of corn (Zea mays var. everta), having hard kernels that burst to form white, irregularly shaped puffs when heated.
b. The edible popped kernels of this variety of corn.
2. A small piece, as of polystyrene, used in quantity to protect items during packaging and shipment.

[Contraction of popped corn.]


1. (Plants) a variety of maize having hard pointed kernels that puff up when heated
2. (Cookery) the puffed edible kernels of this plant
[C19: so called because of the noise the grains make when they swell up and burst on heating]



1. any of several varieties of corn whose kernels burst open and puff out when subjected to dry heat.
2. such corn when popped.
[1810–20, Amer.; short for popped corn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.popcorn - corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heatpopcorn - corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
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
2.popcorn - small kernels of corn exploded by heat
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
popcorn, Zea mays everta - corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
فُشَارفُشار، ذُرَه مَشْوِيَّه
pattogatott kukorica
bắp rang


[ˈpɒpkɔːn] Npalomitas fpl de maíz, alborotos mpl (S. Cone, Peru), cabritas fpl (S. Cone, Peru)


[ˈpɒpkɔːrn] npop-corn m


[ˈpɒpˌkɔːn] npopcorn m inv


(pop) noun
1. a sharp, quick, explosive noise, such as that made by a cork as it comes out of a bottle. The paper bag burst with a loud pop.
2. fizzy drink. a bottle of pop.
verbpast tense, past participle popped
1. to (cause to) make a pop. He popped the balloon; My balloon has popped.
2. to spring upwards or outwards. His eyes nearly popped out of his head in amazement.
3. to go quickly and briefly somewhere. He popped out to buy a newspaper.
4. put quickly. He popped the letter into his pocket.
ˈpopcorn noun
a kind of maize that bursts open when it is heated, and is eaten either sweetened or salted.
ˈpop-gun noun
a toy gun that fires pellets by means of compressed air.
pop up
to appear. I never know where he'll pop up next.


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