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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corn  \Corn\  (k[^o]rn),  n.  [L.  cornu  horn:  cf  F.  corne  horn, 
  hornlike  excrescence.  See  {Horn}.] 
  A  thickening  of  the  epidermis  at  some  point,  esp.  on  the 
  toes,  by  friction  or  pressure.  It  is  usually  painful  and 
  troublesome. 
 
  Welcome,  gentlemen!  Ladies  that  have  their  toes 
  Unplagued  with  corns,  will  have  a  bout  with  you 
  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  The  substance  of  a  corn  usually  resembles  horn,  but 
  where  moisture  is  present,  as  between  the  toes,  it  is 
  white  and  sodden,  and  is  called  a  {soft  corn}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corn  \Corn\,  n.  [AS.  corn;  akin  to  OS  korn,  D.  koren,  G.,  Dan., 
  Sw.,  &  Icel.  korn,  Goth.  ka['u]rn,  L.  granum  Russ.  zerno. 
  Cf  {Grain},  {Kernel}.] 
  1.  A  single  seed  of  certain  plants,  as  wheat,  rye,  barley, 
  and  maize;  a  grain. 
 
  2.  The  various  farinaceous  grains  of  the  cereal  grasses  used 
  for  food,  as  wheat,  rye,  barley,  maize,  oats. 
 
  Note:  In  Scotland,  corn  is  generally  restricted  to  oats,  in 
  the  United  States,  to  maize,  or  {Indian  corn},  of  which 
  there  are  several  kinds;  as  {yellow  corn},  which  grows 
  chiefly  in  the  Northern  States,  and  is  yellow  when 
  ripe;  {white  or  southern  corn},  which  grows  to  a  great 
  height,  and  has  long  white  kernels;  {sweet  corn}, 
  comprising  a  number  of  sweet  and  tender  varieties, 
  grown  chiefly  at  the  North,  some  of  which  have  kernels 
  that  wrinkle  when  ripe  and  dry;  {pop  corn},  any  small 
  variety,  used  for  popping. 
 
  3.  The  plants  which  produce  corn,  when  growing  in  the  field; 
  the  stalks  and  ears,  or  the  stalks,  ears,  and  seeds,  after 
  reaping  and  before  thrashing. 
 
  In  one  night,  ere  glimpse  of  morn,  His  shadowy  flail 
  had  thrashed  the  corn.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  A  small  hard  particle;  a  grain.  ``Corn  of  sand.''  --Bp. 
  Hall.  ``A  corn  of  powder.''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Corn  ball},  a  ball  of  popped  corn  stuck  together  with  soft 
  candy  from  molasses  or  sugar. 
 
  {Corn  bread},  bread  made  of  Indian  meal. 
 
  {Corn  cake},  a  kind  of  corn  bread;  johnny  cake;  hoecake. 
 
  {Corn  cockle}  (Bot.),  a  weed  ({Agrostemma  or  Lychnis 
  Githago}),  having  bright  flowers,  common  in  grain  fields. 
 
 
  {Corn  flag}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Gladiolus};  -- 
  called  also  {sword  lily}. 
 
  {Corn  fly}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  fly  which  in  the  larval  state,  is  injurious 
  to  grain,  living  in  the  stalk,  and  causing  the  disease 
  called  ``gout,''  on  account  of  the  swelled  joints.  The 
  common  European  species  is  {Chlorops  t[ae]niopus}. 
  b  A  small  fly  ({Anthomyia  ze})  whose  larva  or  maggot 
  destroys  seed  corn  after  it  has  been  planted. 
 
  {Corn  fritter},  a  fritter  having  green  Indian  corn  mixed 
  through  its  batter.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Corn  laws},  laws  regulating  trade  in  corn,  especially  those 
  in  force  in  Great  Britain  till  1846,  prohibiting  the 
  importation  of  foreign  grain  for  home  consumption,  except 
  when  the  price  rose  above  a  certain  rate. 
 
  {Corn  marigold}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Marigold}. 
 
  {Corn  oyster},  a  fritter  containing  grated  green  Indian  corn 
  and  butter,  the  combined  taste  resembling  that  of  oysters. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  {Corn  parsley}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  parsley  genus 
  ({Petroselinum  segetum}),  a  weed  in  parts  of  Europe  and 
  Asia. 
 
  {Corn  popper},  a  utensil  used  in  popping  corn. 
 
  {Corn  poppy}  (Bot.),  the  red  poppy  ({Papaver  Rh[oe]as}), 
  common  in  European  cornfields;  --  also  called  {corn  rose}. 
 
 
  {Corn  rent},  rent  paid  in  corn. 
 
  {Corn  rose}.  See  {Corn  poppy}. 
 
  {Corn  salad}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  several  species  of 
  {Valerianella},  annual  herbs  sometimes  used  for  salad.  {V. 
  olitoria}  is  also  called  {lamb's  lettuce}. 
 
  {Corn  stone},  red  limestone.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Corn  violet}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  {Campanula}. 
 
  {Corn  weevil}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  weevil  which  causes  great  injury  to  grain. 
  b  In  America,  a  weevil  ({Sphenophorus  ze[ae]})  which 
  attacks  the  stalk  of  maize  near  the  root,  often  doing 
  great  damage.  See  {Grain  weevil},  under  {Weevil}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corn  \Corn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Corned}  (k?rnd);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Corning}.] 
  1.  To  preserve  and  season  with  salt  in  grains;  to  sprinkle 
  with  salt;  to  cure  by  salting;  now  specifically,  to  salt 
  slightly  in  brine  or  otherwise;  as  to  corn  beef;  to  corn 
  a  tongue. 
 
  2.  To  form  into  small  grains;  to  granulate;  as  to  corn 
  gunpowder. 
 
  3.  To  feed  with  corn  or  (in  Sctland)  oats;  as  to  corn 
  horses.  --Jamieson. 
 
  4.  To  render  intoxicated;  as  ale  strong  enough  to  corn  one 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Corning  house},  a  house  or  place  where  powder  is  corned  or 
  granulated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corn 
  n  1:  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  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:  distilled  from  a  mash  of  not  less  than  80  percent  corn  [syn: 
  {corn  whiskey},  {corn  whisky}] 
  v  1:  feed  with  corn,  as  of  cattle 
  2:  preserve  with  salt;  "corned  beef" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Corn,  OK  (town,  FIPS  17300) 
  Location:  35.37887  N,  98.78131  W 
  Population  (1990):  548  (228  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73024 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Corn 
  The  word  so  rendered  (dagan)  in  Gen.  27:28,  37,  Num.  18:27, 
  Deut.  28:51,  Lam.  2:12,  is  a  general  term  representing  all  the 
  commodities  we  usually  describe  by  the  words  corn,  grain,  seeds, 
  peas,  beans.  With  this  corresponds  the  use  of  the  word  in  John 
  12:24. 
 
  In  Gen.  41:35,  49,  Prov.  11:26,  Joel  2:24  ("wheat"),  the  word 
  thus  translated  (bar;  i.e.,  "winnowed")  means  corn  purified  from 
  chaff.  With  this  corresponds  the  use  of  the  word  in  the  New 
  Testament  (Matt.  3:12;  Luke  3:17;  Acts  7:12).  In  Ps  65:13  it 
  means  "growing  corn." 
 
  In  Gen.  42:1,  2,  19,  Josh.  9:14,  Neh.  10:31  ("victuals"),  the 
  word  (sheber;  i.e.,  "broken,"  i.e.,  grist)  denotes  generally 
  victuals,  provisions,  and  corn  as  a  principal  article  of  food. 
 
  From  the  time  of  Solomon,  corn  began  to  be  exported  from 
  Palestine  (Ezek.  27:17;  Amos  8:5).  "Plenty  of  corn"  was  a  part 
  of  Issac's  blessing  conferred  upon  Jacob  (Gen.  27:28;  comp.  Ps 
  65:13). 
 




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