corn : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • The demonstration made in various places last week over the first publication of a book, a magazine and a newspaper printed on paper made from corn stalks was rather perfervid.
  • A new ad campaign by the Corn Refiners Association claims that high-fructose corn syrup is not as fattening as you think.
  • As dawn broke over Illinois' cornlands last week, Farmer John Landers, 38, who owns 400 acres near Grand Ridge, opened wide the throttle of his big International tractor and roared .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in AHN
    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...
  • Ed Rendell in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    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.
  • Jane Harman in
    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.

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