corn corn  /ˈkɔrn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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. (n) the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
  3. (n) ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
  4. (n) a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
  5. (n) (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. (n) whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
  7. (n) something sentimental or trite
  8. (v) feed (cattle) with corn
  9. (v) preserve with salt

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A new ad campaign by the Corn Refiners Association claims that high-fructose corn syrup is not as fattening as you think.
  2. Iowa's famed tall corn is getting too big for its roots.
  3. In the battle against high gas prices, America is turning more and more to ethanol, the homegrown renewable fuel made from corn.

News

  1. Exports: Corn sales set 10-week low

    Corn net sales dipped this week, falling by 24,730 MT to 81,500 MT, according to the USDA’s latest “U.S. Export Sales” report released on Thursday. This is a 10-week low and 23 percent lower than the yearly average.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Dairy Herd

  2. USDA reduces corn crop to reflect wet spring, record crop still expected

    Corn farmers are feeling the impact of a cool, wet spring but are still expected to bring in a record crop this year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTIV Sioux City

  3. Corn prices fall after Department of Agriculture predicts record crop this year

    Corn prices are ending sharply lower after the Department of Agriculture predicted a record crop and large supplies of the grain. The actively traded December contract for corn fell 13.25 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $5.375 a bushel.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "What began as a whisper in Springfield soon carried across the corn fields of Iowa, where farmers and factory workers; students and seniors stood up in numbers we've never seen," Obama added. "They stood up to say that maybe this year, we...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AHN

  2. "We could be to cellulosic ethanol what Iowa is to corn-based ethanol," said Rendell, noting the economic boost Iowa gets from producing ethanol the conventional way.
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  3. "Our enthusiasm for corn ethanol deserves a second look. That's all I'm saying, a second look," said Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., at a House hearing Tuesday where the impact of ethanol on soaring food costs was given a wide airing.
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Jane Harman Source: KSTP.com

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