Crossword clues for corn
- A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
- Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears widely cultivated in America in many varieties
- Annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
- Hammy comic's output
- Preserve with salt
- Banal content
- Some "Hee Haw" humor
- Kan. product
- Kind of bread or chip
- Shipment from Des Moines
- Ham's trite offering
- Golden Cross, e.g.
- Mawkish material
- Vaudevillian humor
- Cure by salting
- Trite theatrics
- White-lightning ingredient
- Pone ingredient
- Wheat, in England
- Kind of flakes or snow
- Kind of belt
- Farm crop
- Iowa product
- Country humor
- On-the-cob treat
- Toe woe
- Skier's snow
- Moonshine ingredient
- Succotash ingredient
- Mawkish sentiment
- It's both grown and eaten in rows
- "Hee Haw" humor
- Hokey stuff
- "Hee Haw" fodder?
- Hiker's woe
- Ears that can't hear
- Some humor
- It's grown in ears
- Moonshiner's sackful
- Common syrup source
- Unwanted 35-Across feature
- Word that can precede the start of 17- or 54-Across or 11- or 27-Down
- Muffin choice
- Base of some ethanol
- ___ flakes
- Chip ingredient
- Foot ailment
- Hokey jokes
- It's hard to walk on
- See 35-Across
- Not the most sophisticated humor
- Ears you may bite on
- The principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Indian corn \Indian corn\ (Bot.), A cereal plant of the genus Zea ( Zea Mays), also simply called corn, used widely as a food; the maize, a native plant of America; more specifically: a primitive variety of Zea Mays having variegated kernels on each cob, in distinction from the more commonly used yellow corn; it is often used as decoration at Thanksgiving time. See Corn, and Maize.
Note: In modern American usage, the word corn when unmodified usually refers to yellow corn, and Indian corn refers to the variegated variety.
Maize \Maize\ (m[=a]z), n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Haiti.] (Bot.) A large species of American grass of the genus Zea ( Zea Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn, commonly called corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals.
Maize eater (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials.
Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"grain," Old English corn, from Proto-Germanic *kurnam "small seed" (cognates: Old Frisian and Old Saxon korn "grain," Middle Dutch coren, German Korn, Old Norse korn, Gothic kaurn), from PIE root *gre-no- "grain" (cognates: 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" (as in barleycorn) rather than a particular plant.\n
\nLocally 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.)).
Etymology 1 n. (context British uncountable English) The main cereal plant grown for its grain in a given region, such as oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, and wheat or barley in England and Wales. vb. 1 (context US Canada English) To granulate; to form a substance into grains. 2 (context US Canada English) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef 3 (context US Canada English) To provide with corn (typically maize; or, in Scotland, oats) for feed. 4 (context transitive English) To render intoxicated. Etymology 2
n. A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands. Etymology 3
n. (context US Canada English) Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion.(cite web title = Corn (emotion) publisher = Cambridge University Press work = Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary url=http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=17186&dict=CALD) Etymology 4
n. (context uncountable English) short for '''corn snow'''. A type of granular snow formed by repeated melting and re-freezing, often in mountain spring conditions.
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 [syn: maize, Indian corn, Zea mays]
the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
ears of corn grown for human food [syn: edible corn]
a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes [syn: clavus]
annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains [syn: wheat]
something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
v. feed (cattle) with corn
preserve with salt; "corned beef"
Housing Units (2000): 226
Land area (2000): 0.362534 sq. miles (0.938958 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.362534 sq. miles (0.938958 sq. km)
FIPS code: 17300
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.378269 N, 98.783200 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73024
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Corn is a 2004 drama- thriller starring Jena Malone about the dangers of genetically modified food.
Corn is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alfred Corn (born 1943), American poet and essayist
- David Corn, American political journalist and author
- Kevin Corn, American voice actor
- Rob Corn, American television producer and director
A corn (or clavus, plural clavi or clavuses) is a distinctively shaped callus of dead skin that usually occurs on thin or glabrous (hairless and smooth) skin surfaces, especially on the dorsal surface of toes or fingers. They can sometimes occur on the thicker palmar or plantar skin surfaces. Corns form when the pressure point against the skin traces an elliptical or semi-elliptical path during the rubbing motion, the center of which is at the point of pressure, gradually widening. If there is constant stimulation of the tissue producing the corns, even after the corn is surgically removed, the skin may continue to grow as a corn.
Usage examples of "corn".
They are composed of the ears and leaves of the Indian corn, beautifully arranged, and forming as graceful an outline as the acanthus itself.
Conversely, the hetmans of the mountain tribes and the landowners of the region who wish to ship their wool and corn to the southern towns bring them to take boat at Thrax, below the cataract that roars through the arched spillway of Acies Castle.
Its stem and leaves yield, when wounded, an acrid milky juice which is popularly applied for destroying warts, and corns.
Cassius, because in the agrarian donation he sought popularity among the allies, and was therefore lowered in the estimation of his countrymen, in order that by another donation he might conciliate their affections, ordered that the money received for the Sicilian corn should be refunded to the people.
Villiers next announced that, on going into committee, he should take the sense of the house on the policy of imposing any duty whatever on foreign corn or food imported into this country.
He had not walked more than two hours, and was staying his stomach with a handful of parched corn brought from the Indian camp, when, all at once, he found himself amid the remains of recent camp-fires on ground that was much trampled.
He heard about the Corn Cob Club, and though of course he is not a bookseller he begged to come to our meetings.
The only nice thing about these little worms is that, unlike the corn borer, they enter the corn at the tip, and mostly only one worm inhabits an ear.
I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, past the confines of reason, into the past, into a world of lost dialects, gator hunters, busthead whiskey, moss harvesters, Jax beer, trotline runners, moonshiners, muskrat trappers, cockfights, bloodred boudin, a jigger of Jim Beam lowered into a frosted schooner of draft, outlaw shrimpers, dirty rice black from the pot, hogmeat cooked in rum, Pearl and Regal and Grand Prize and Lone Star iced down in washtubs, crawfish boiled with cob corn and artichokes, all of it on the tree-flooded, alluvial rim of the world, where the tides and the course of the sun were the only measures of time.
I wish the reader would prepare himself an object lesson as to how little life can be supported on for any length of time, by procuring a piece of corn bread the size of an ordinary brickbat, and a thin slice of pork, and then imagine how he would fare, with that as his sole daily ration, for long hungry weeks and months.
Froments, and thus beside the surging sea of corn there rose a royal park of centenarian trees.
Rainfall at Centennial is only thirteen inches a year, when any farmer knows that to produce even miserly corn or wheat requires twenty-one.
The Indians of Nicaragua make a powerful chicha, a liquor from fresh ginger, as well as the more traditional corn chicha distilled by many Latin American Indians.
Carrying a fivegallon can of drinking water and three cans of corned beef and mixed vegetables I climbed again to the ridge where Chubby waited.
The price of corn is here forty copecks the pood of forty pounds, while the same quantity at Samara could be purchased for eighteen copecks.