What is corn?

  • (noun): Annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains.
    Synonyms: wheat
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on corn:

Words For Maize
... Corn outside Canada and the United States means any cereal crop, its meaning understood to vary geographically to refer to the local staple ... In Canada and the United States, "corn" primarily means maize this usage started as a shortening of "Indian corn" ... "Indian corn" primarily means maize (the staple grain of indigenous Americans), but can refer more specifically to multicolored "flint corn" used for decoration ...
Corn, Oklahoma - Economy
... Agriculture has been a primary base for Corn and the surrounding county ... Crops include wheat, cotton, sorghum, barley, rye, and peanuts ...
... after Taíno mahiz), known in some English-speaking countries as corn, is a grain domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times ... Sugar-rich varieties called sweet corn are usually grown for human consumption, while field corn varieties are used for animal feed and as chemical feedstocks ... the crop — 130 million tons — is used for corn ethanol ...
Roman Catholic Diocese Of Cornélio Procópio
... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cornélio Procópio (Latin Dioecesis Procopiensis) is a diocese located in the city of Cornélio Procópio in the Ecclesiastical province of Londrina in Brazil ...
Children Of The Corn (1984 Film) - Sequels
... Children of the Corn II The Final Sacrifice Children of the Corn III Urban Harvest Children of the Corn IV The Gathering Children of the Corn V Fields of Terror Children of the Corn 666 Isaac's Return ...

More definitions of "corn":

  • (noun): A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes.
    Synonyms: clavus
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: maize, Indian corn, Zea mays
  • (noun): Something sentimental or trite.
    Example: "That movie was pure corn"
  • (verb): Feed (cattle) with corn.
  • (noun): The dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal.
  • (noun): Ears of corn grown for human food.
    Synonyms: edible corn
  • (verb): Preserve with salt.
    Example: "Corned beef"

Famous quotes containing the word corn:

    The goldenrod is yellow,
    The corn is turning brown,
    The trees in apple orchards
    With fruit are bending down.
    Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885)

    The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye,
    And it looks like it’s climbin’ clear up to the sky.
    Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)

    Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them. Yet so far are we from simplicity and independence that, in Concord, fresh and sweet meal is rarely sold in the shops, and hominy and corn in a still coarser form are hardly used by any.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)