corn

Definitions

  • "Hot Corn." Neapolitan Group
    "Hot Corn." Neapolitan Group
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v corn preserve with salt "corned beef"
    • v corn feed (cattle) with corn
    • n corn something sentimental or trite "that movie was pure corn"
    • n corn ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
    • n corn whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
    • n corn 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
    • n corn (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
    • n corn the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
    • n corn a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib 191 An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib 191
Two-row corn planter, about 1854 Two-row corn planter, about 1854
corn cakes corn cakes
the great crop of corn the great crop of corn
A Hand Corn Mill A Hand Corn Mill
THE FIRST CORN THE FIRST CORN
Corn Weevil (Calandra) and larva Corn Weevil (Calandra) and larva
There was the money which was the price of the corn There was the money which was the price of the corn

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906
    • Corn A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
    • Corn A small, hard particle; a grain. "Corn of sand.""A corn of powder."
    • Corn a tall cereal plant (Zea mays) bearing its seeds as large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not edible; -- also called Indian corn and, in technical literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; white cornorsouthern 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. Corn seeds may be cooked while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it is used for decoration, especially in the fall.
    • n Corn kôrn A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.☞ 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. "Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes
      Unplagued with corns , will have a bout with you."
    • Corn 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 ."
    • Corn The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
    • Corn To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
    • Corn To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
    • Corn 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.
    • Corn To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest cultivated crop in the United States is corn
    • n corn A single seed of certain plants, especially of cereal plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
    • n corn The seeds of cereal plants in general, in bulk or quantity; grain: as, corn is dear or scarce. In this sense the word comprehends all the kinds of grain used for the food of men or of horses, but in Great Britain it is generally applied to wheat, rye, oats, and barley, and in Scotland generally restricted to oats. In the United States it is by custom appropriated to maize (specifically, Indian corn); hence it is usual to say the crop of wheat is good, but that of corn is bad; it is a good year for wheat and rye, but bad for corn. [In this sense there is no plural.]
    • n corn The plants which produce corn when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds after reaping and before threshing: as, a field of corn; a sheaf or a shock of corn; a load of corn. The plants or stalks are included in the term corn until the seed is separated from the ears.
    • n corn A small hard particle; a grain.
    • corn To preserve and season with salt in grains; lay down in brine, as meat: as, to corn beef or pork.
    • corn To granulate; form into small grains.
    • corn To feed with oats, as a horse.
    • corn To plant with corn.
    • corn To render intoxicated; make drunk, as with whisky.
    • corn To beg corn of farmers on St. Thomas's day, December 21st.
    • n corn A thickening or callosity of the epidermis, usually with a central core or nucleus, caused by undue pressure or friction, as by boots, shoes, or implements of occupation. Corns are most common on the feet.
    • n corn Any horny excrescence.
    • n corn Same as corn-starch, 2.
    • n corn A term applied to flour made from rice or other grain.
    • n corn A recent product which consists of the finely ground grain of Indian corn exclusive of the chit or germ. It is finer than corn meal, and being nearly free from oil is of better keeping quality; but it has lost the corn flavor and lacks gluten, and hence must be used in mixture with strong wheat flour.
    • n corn A brand of corn-feed made up mostly of the hulls and germs of maize-kernels.
    • corn To form corns or seeds in the ear or pod; kern: said of cereals or pulse.
    • n corn An abbreviation of Cornish and of Cornwall.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.
    • n Corn korn a grain or kernel: seeds that grow in ears, as wheat, rye, &c.: grain of all kinds
    • v.t Corn to form into grains; to sprinkle with salt in grains: to salt
    • n Corn korn a small hard growth chiefly on the toe or foot, resulting from an increase of thickness of the cuticle, caused by excessive pressure or friction on the part
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
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    “To watch the corn grow, or the blossoms set; to draw hard breath over the plough or spade; to read, to think, to love, to pray, are the things that make men happy.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Money is the representative of a certain quantity of corn or other commodity. It is so much warmth, so much bread.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. corn,; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. kaúrn, L. granum, Russ. zerno,. Cf. Grain Kernel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. cornu, a horn.

Usage

In literature:

One of the colonists complained about the difficulties of preparing land for corn.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
I brought firewood to the kitchen and broke nubbins for the calves and shelled corn for the chickens.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Then they went into the big market, into the corn exchange, then to shops.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
He recognized one crop, corn.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The smoke-house was being built beside the corn-cribs.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Let it boil up, and skim it well; then add carrots, turnips, onions, celery, and a few pepper corns.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Corn-cobs without corn hold the heat a long time.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
Fortunately, at no great distance, they found a beautiful valley, waving luxuriantly with fields of corn or maize.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
They, however, found many fields where the Indians had formerly cultivated corn.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
On like principles a land owner may remove an excess of water so as to raise corn and not rushes.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
The valley of the Wabash, famed in song and story, and rich in Indian legend, is now filled with fields of corn and prosperous cities.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Joe was coming now, pitchfork over his shoulder, from the field where he had been burning corn-stalks, making ready for the plow.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
First we'd gather peas and cushaws and pumpkins out the corn field, then get the corn and pile it front the cribs.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Those open log houses are the corn cribs.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
When discovered, rats had consumed almost all of the vital corn stores.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
Old cotton, old corn, hoe you till dawn, Old cotton, old corn, what for you born?
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Good beans may be raised among corn, without injury to the corn-crop.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Some days our only diet was corn-bread and corn coffee.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
Corn silage is a fine feed if it is not moldy and does not contain so much corn as to be too fattening.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
It stood in a corn-field.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
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In poetry:

Corn rows, far-hurled,
Mist-enthralled,
Vanish in a star world,
Sapphire-walled.
"Break Of Day" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
The corn, in golden light,
Waves o'er the plain;
The sickle's gleam is bright;
Full swells the grain.
"Brandenburgh Harvest-Song" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
To nettels nowe my corne,
My feild is turnd to flint,
Where sitting in the cipres shade,
I reade the hiacint.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
Higher than a mortal's stature
Soars the corn in pride;
Seeing it, he knows that Nature
There stands deified.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Who dear to God on earthly sod
No corn-grain plants,
The same is glad that life is had,
Though corn he wants.
"From the Persian of Hafiz II" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Then the music of a horn
And the flash of scarlet men,
Thick as poppies in the corn
All across the dusky glen.
"A Fairy Hunt" by Francis Ledwidge

In news:

BAYOU CORNE, LA — The following is a release provided by the Office of Conservation related to the ongoing issues in Bayou Corne related to the sinkhole.
MANTUA, Ohio — Derthick's Corn Maze and Farm Experience will feature John Glenn and his decades of space flight as the theme of the 17-acre corn maze this year.
Two Corning men and a woman from Portola were arrested at a Fig Lane trailer park at 3:10 pm Saturday after Corning police served a warrant.
And since the United States is by far the globe's largest corn producer, prices will likely stay high until the next bumper crop in the Midwest replenishes global corn reserves.
The Corning Museum of Glass will be hosting an Artist-in-Residence lecture at noon on Nov 27 in the museum's Studio's Lecture Room, 1 Museum Way, Corning.
Reigna Leigh Shearer, 24 of Painted Post, NY, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday in the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY.
Zarela Martinez, cookbook author and owner of Mexican Restaurant, Zarela, discusses the difference between American and Mexican corn and why Mexican corn is so hard to find.
Expect more leaf diseases, stalk and ear rots, and rootworm in corn after corn fields.
A lot of corn is getting chopped now as well, Martens continued, and said corn that is not yet fully mature can still benefit from rain.
Farmers should think twice before expecting Mother Nature to pay the cost of drying corn by leaving it in the field longer this harvest, says Ohio State University Extension corn expert Peter Thomison.
Corn maze has no corn.
Ot corn, get your hot corn.
They will see a corn-grinding demonstration and participate in sorting the ground corn.
USDA sharply increased its estimate of China's 2012-'13 corn production…but little impact is expected to US corn exports.
CORN Corn was weaker overnight and analysts believe we will see a test of Tuesday's low.
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In science:

We will show that for both definitions the hitting time from one corne r to its opposite is polynomial.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
We also consider the size of the properties in this process. When a property turned out beyond the power of available tools, for example time out happens during execution; the property can be divided for making small corns.
A Formal Verification Methodology for Checking Data Integrity
In J. W. de Bakker, Cornelis Huizing, Willem P. de Roever, and Grzegorz Rozenberg, editors, Proceedings of the REX Workshop: “RealTime: Theory in Practice”, volume 600 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 353–370.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The crystal CWO3-1 was connected optically with the help of Dow Corning Q2-3067 optical couplant to 3" photomultiplier (PMT) Philips XP2412, and covered by 3 layers of PTFE reflector tape. The measurements were carried out with 10 ms shaping time of the ORTEC 572 spectrometric amplifier.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
To this end, for this QKD experiment we have used a special low-attenuation ITU-T G.652 standard compliant fibre: Corning® SMF-28® ULL fibre . This fibre has a Ge-free silica core (sometimes referred to as pure silica core fibres) with a low Rayleigh scattering coefficient .
High rate, long-distance quantum key distribution over 250km of ultra low loss fibres
The substrates we have used are made of corning glass C 7059.
On the Structural and Optical Properties of Sputtered Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Thin Films
With the pro jector flats we used CuS04 and Corning 9863 filters to prevent saturation of the CCD.
An Atlas of Spectrophotometric Landolt Standard Stars
Some are clearly pictographs - an ear of corn, dart, fish, and insect, etc., but unclear whether ideograms, a syllabary, alphabet, or something else.
Astrophysics in 2006
The value of a spectral index obtained from the best fit is given in the lower left corn er.
A pilot study of the radio-continuum emission from MASH planetary nebulae
Suppose that we wish to fit a regression line for corn yield against nitrogen in the soil.
Modified likelihood ratio tests in heteroskedastic multivariate regression models with measurement error
To solve this problem, nondominated solutions eliminated from P are stored up to 500 in R, which is conceptually similar to an archive in other EAs (Knowles and Corne, 2000; Zitzler et al., 2001).
MOCSA: multiobjective optimization by conformational space annealing
Knowles, J., Corne, D., 2000. M-paes: A memetic algorithm for multiob jective optimization.
MOCSA: multiobjective optimization by conformational space annealing
Schott Zerodur or Corning ULE glass) to ensure a high R at the end of the several-week-long fabrication cycle of the gratings.
Classical Spectroscopy
Note that for d ∈ S n , the points d∆ ∈ (IS )n , for ∆ ∈ D , are all distinct, and the corn(d∆ , ∆), for ∆ ∈ D , partition (IS )n into 2n clopen subsets.
Ordered Spaces, Metric Preimages, and Function Algebras
Call the box B ∆–bad iff B is big and there is no d ∈ B ◦ ∩ J such that corn(d, B , ∆) and corn(d, B , −∆) are both big.
Ordered Spaces, Metric Preimages, and Function Algebras
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