corn

1
[ kawrn ]
/ kɔrn /

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. cormack,
  2. cormack, allan macleod,
  3. cormel,
  4. cormophyte,
  5. cormorant,
  6. corn beef,
  7. corn belt,
  8. corn borer,
  9. corn bread,
  10. corn broom

Origin of corn

1
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch koren, Old Norse korn, German Korn, Gothic kaúrn; akin to Latin grānum grain, Russian zernó

corn

2
[ kawrn ]
/ kɔrn /

noun Pathology.

a horny induration or callosity of the epidermis, usually with a central core, formed especially on the toes or feet and caused by undue pressure or friction.

Origin of corn

2
1375–1425; late Middle English corne < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin cornū horn, hence a horny hardening of the cuticle. See cornu

-corn

a combining form meaning “having a horn,” of the kind specified by the initial element: longicorn.

Origin of -corn

representing Latin -cornis horned

Corn.

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British Dictionary definitions for corn

corn

1
/ (kɔːn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for corn

Old English corn; related to Old Norse, Old High German corn, Gothic kaúrn, Latin grānum, Sanskrit jīrná fragile

noun

a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction
tread on someone's corns British informal to offend or hurt someone by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges

Word Origin for corn

C15: from Old French corne horn, from Latin cornū

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Word Origin and History for corn
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Medicine definitions for corn

corn

[ kôrn ]

n.

A small conical callosity caused by pressure over a bony prominence, usually on a toe.clavus heloma

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