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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
corn
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a corn/wheat/rice etc field
▪ In summer the rice fields were lush and green.
a field of corn/wheat/rice etc
▪ The road was surrounded by fields of corn.
apple/corn/banana etc fritter
corn bread
corn chip
corn dolly
corn exchange
corn liquor
corn on the cob
corn pone
corn syrup
corn whiskey
field corn
seed corn
▪ Young people are the seed corn management of the future.
the corn/cotton/wheat belt (=where corn/cotton etc is grown)
▪ Western Australia's wheat belt
the grain/potato/corn etc harvest
▪ This year's grain harvest is expected to be well over 85 million tons.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
fresh
▪ Some people think fresh corn on the cob needs no embellishment.
▪ Pick the freshest corn you can; it should look moist with bright green husks.
▪ That called for a beer or two, and a supper of fresh corn, while sitting around the fire outside.
green
▪ The ploughman lost his sweat, and the green corn Hath rotted ere his youth attain'd a beard.
▪ These are the sure signs that green corn tamale season is in full swing.
▪ It was very simple, the unexpected swallows and the sun and the green corn.
grinding
▪ Today, Oil Mill is still at work grinding corn, much of the original structure still surviving.
▪ On the far side of the village was a small water mill, probably used for grinding corn.
▪ The Apache women rubbing skins and grinding corn, their hair greasy and full of vermin.
▪ Much of the original wooden machinery is intact - it was used to drive two pairs of millstones for grinding corn.
▪ Damsell's was one of the latter for, by the mid-1840s the firm of Lord and Archer were grinding corn there.
▪ The mill was used for grinding corn until the seventeenth century.
▪ Although no longer used commercially, it was apparently put to occasional use grinding corn up to the start of the First World War.
sweet
▪ There was a choice of vegetarian lasagne or lamb stew with baked potatoes, sweet corn and garlic bread.
▪ I have solved the corn crisis by dedicating a single bed to growing sweet corn.
▪ If the climate changes a bit more, he could grow sweet corn in the south and wheat in the north.
■ NOUN
beef
▪ We're getting food like corn beef milk and flour and dividing into packages and taking into inaccessible places.
bread
▪ Bake for 20 minutes or until corn bread tests done.
▪ We just got beans and corn bread.
▪ Unsweetened iced tea, fried catfish, hold the french fries and corn bread.
▪ With such passions flaring inside, I approached the development of corn bread with all due sobriety.
▪ Bake in 400-degree oven 25 to 30 minutes or until corn bread is golden brown.
▪ We had discovered the missing link in the corn bread saga.
▪ Spread the corn bread batter on top of beef mixture and arrange so that the batter is in strips across the casserole.
cob
▪ Add the shallot, beans and oriental corn cobs and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes.
▪ Add stock and reserved corn cobs and bring to a boil.
▪ One fellow is roasting corn cobs over a charcoal stove.
exchange
▪ Numerous former corn exchanges have been converted into shopping arcades accordingly.
▪ It's a long time since you could go to your local corn exchange and see international artists for ten bob.
field
▪ This is the crowning glory of Van Gogh's maize and corn fields.
▪ Rice paddies and corn fields stretched away from the road.
flake
▪ His corn flakes had probably gone soggy at breakfast too.
kernel
▪ Add corn kernels and simmer for 3 minutes.
▪ Chop the dates into pieces about the size of corn kernels and set them aside as well.
▪ Cut corn kernels from cobs and place in saucepan with carrot, bell pepper, garlic, onion, and stock.
▪ Roughchop corn kernels to extract the natural sugar and corn milk.
▪ Gently press corn kernel mixture into the flour-egg-cornmeal mixture.
mill
▪ Further upstream towards Brockworth, the brook also powered a corn mill, but of Brockworth Mill there is now little trace.
▪ This was one of the largest silk mills in the vicinity, although it started life as a corn mill.
▪ This was purpose-built as a corn mill, although Constance used part of the building to house his wood-turning business.
▪ It has remained a corn mill throughout its working life, having had no known connection with the wool trade.
▪ The name actually derives from a corn mill, recorded on the site in 1620, belonging to William Gunne.
Mill blaze: A welding torch yesterday started a fire at a North Yorkshire corn mill.
▪ Baked in a kiln at the old corn mill, the filling was made from mutton and fowl.
▪ Around 1560 Millbottom consisted of a corn mill under the control of a Stroud clothier, William Webb.
oil
▪ Maize comes in many guises, including cornflour, cornflakes, corn oil, corn syrup, sweetcorn, corn-on-the-cob and popcorn.
▪ One such is made with corn oil and skim milk; another, soybean oil and sodium caseinate.
▪ Using a pastry brush, coat lightly with corn oil.
price
▪ Farmers might withhold some of their current corn harvest from the market, anticipating a higher corn price in the future.
seed
▪ He says financial institutions have recognised that little companies provide a base for industry and the seed corn for new ideas.
▪ They carried on an extensive trade in a variety of products such as cattle cake, seed corn, manure and farm fertilisers.
syrup
▪ Maize comes in many guises, including cornflour, cornflakes, corn oil, corn syrup, sweetcorn, corn-on-the-cob and popcorn.
▪ Blend sugar, corn syrup, water and butter.
▪ Chances are you will find corn syrup listed as a sweetener.
▪ He also knew about Ruby, codename for a project to develop a fat substitute based on corn syrup.
▪ Stir in corn syrup and cream and heat, stirring constantly just to boiling.
▪ Add food coloring to the corn syrup and pour it in the container.
▪ Then add the water to the corn syrup, pouring it gently down the side of the container.
tortilla
▪ Noticeably fresh, too -- El Indio makes its own corn tortillas.
▪ Tear two corn tortillas into small pieces and add to the soup pot.
■ VERB
cut
▪ When he gave the order, they began to cut the corn in the field where I was hiding.
▪ With a serrated knife, cut corn kernels off cob; set aside.
▪ When he had them so placed, he spurred ahead and drew dear, and the archers cut them down like corn.
▪ The little finger of his right hand was cut off in a corn picker, 1931.
▪ Instead of driving a modern combine harvester, he's using a binder to cut the corn into sheaves.
eat
▪ It was a huge red machine which ate all the corn the farm-workers could feed it.
▪ Then he hopped down at my feet and ate all the corn he wanted.
freeze
▪ Eventually we used up our supply and, with caution, ordered some frozen corn nuggets from our distributor.
▪ Though not as sweet as the homegrown, frozen corn worked quite well.
grind
▪ Built in 1820 it ground corn for a hundred years.
grow
▪ If the climate changes a bit more, he could grow sweet corn in the south and wheat in the north.
▪ I have solved the corn crisis by dedicating a single bed to growing sweet corn.
▪ Once on the land at Santa Rosa, the squatters grew corn and beans to feed themselves.
plant
▪ He will plant and harvest corn.
▪ Entire families are busy planting corn and beans just as their ancestors did.
▪ They planted corn and hacked it down with machetes for silage.
sow
▪ Farmers are standing by, keys in their tractors, ready to sow more corn for the April-May planting season.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
corn/wool/cotton etc exchange
▪ It's a long time since you could go to your local corn exchange and see international artists for ten bob.
▪ March cotton rose 2. 04 cents to 84. 50 cents a pound on the New York Cotton Exchange.
▪ Numerous former corn exchanges have been converted into shopping arcades accordingly.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The chickens are raised on a diet of corn and other grains.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Forty acres of corn burns up in July or is flooded out or beaten to a pulp by hail.
▪ However, a surplus or excess supply still exists and competition among sellers will once again bid down the price of corn.
▪ Quite possibly it was a corn mill partially converted for fulling.
▪ Saute, stirring often, until corn is lightly browned.
▪ Some people think fresh corn on the cob needs no embellishment.
▪ The former corn mill is owned by Bristol City Museum and is open to the public.
▪ They wore large cotton hats to keep off the sun, and gloves to protect their hands from the corn.
▪ This was one of the largest silk mills in the vicinity, although it started life as a corn mill.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
corn

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.

corn

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
corn

"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).

corn

"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.)).

Wiktionary
corn

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.

WordNet
corn
  1. 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]

  2. the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

  3. ears of corn grown for human food [syn: edible corn]

  4. 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]

  5. annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains [syn: wheat]

  6. whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn [syn: corn whiskey, corn whisky]

  7. something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"

corn
  1. v. feed (cattle) with corn

  2. preserve with salt; "corned beef"

Gazetteer
Corn, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 591
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.
Headwords:
Corn, OK
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Wikipedia
Corn (emulator)
Corn (film)

Corn is a 2004 drama- thriller starring Jena Malone about the dangers of genetically modified food.

Corn (disambiguation)

Corn or maize is a large-grained crop native to the Americas; in British English, "corn" can mean any cereal.

Corn may also refer to:

Corn (surname)

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
Corn (medicine)

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.