verb (used with object)
- cormack, allan macleod,
- corn beef,
- corn belt,
- corn borer,
- corn bread,
- corn broom
Origin of corn1
Origin of corn2
Origin of -corn
Examples from the Web for corn
I certainly found it very helpful when I realized we were going to have to grow our own corn.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That must have been some corn for her to remember it 50 years later!
He is perfectly capable of introducing a bill requiring all cars to run on corn stalks instead of gasoline.
He helped set up an institute in Mexico aimed at improving wheat and corn production.
The Corn Refiners Association did not respond to multiple requests for comment.Guess Who Doesn’t Want You to Know How Much Added Sugar Is in Your Food|Tim Mak|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If his corn yield was low, he would learn how to get a larger yield.The New Education|Scott Nearing
The soil in the neighbourhood is deep enough for the cultivation of corn.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
On the 14th November, 1913, Mr. Summers died of blood poisoning, the result of cutting a corn with a blunt razor.De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bona|Ernest Evan Spicer
It is true that there are sugar and coffee, but no corn, no potatoes, and none of our delicious varieties of fruit.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
For bread there was a small quantity of "hard tack" and a large supply of corn meal.Camp Venture|George Cary Eggleston
- any of various cereal plants, esp the predominant crop of a region, such as wheat in England and oats in Scotland and Ireland
- the seeds of such plants, esp after harvesting
- a single seed of such plants; a grain
- the plants producing these kinds of grain considered as a growing cropspring corn
- (in combination)a cornfield
- to preserve in brine
- to salt
Word Origin for corn
Word Origin for corn
"grain," Old English corn, from Proto-Germanic *kurnam "small seed" (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon korn "grain," Middle Dutch coren, German Korn, Old Norse korn, Gothic kaurn), from PIE root *gre-no- "grain" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zruno "grain," Latin granum "seed," Lithuanian žirnis "pea"). The sense of the Old English word was "grain with the seed still in" (e.g. barleycorn) rather than a particular plant.
Locally understood to denote the leading crop of a district. Restricted to the indigenous "maize" in America (c.1600, originally Indian corn, but the adjective was dropped), usually wheat in England, oats in Scotland and Ireland, while Korn means "rye" in parts of Germany. Maize was introduced to China by 1550, it thrived where rice did not grow well and was a significant factor in the 18th century population boom there. Cornflakes first recorded 1907. Corned beef so called for the "corns" or grains of salt with which it is preserved; from verb corn "to salt" (1560s).
"hardening of skin," early 15c., from Old French corne (13c.) "horn (of an animal)," later, "corn on the foot," from Latin cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)).