[ kawrn-kob ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌkɒb /
the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.
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British Dictionary definitions for corncob pipe (1 of 2)
a pipe made from a dried corncob
British Dictionary definitions for corncob pipe (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkɔːnˌkɒb) /
the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
short for corncob pipe
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