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Definition of corn
- 1a North American cereal plant that yields large grains, or kernels, set in rows on a cob. Its many varieties yield numerous products, highly valued for both human and livestock consumption. Also called Indian corn.
- Zea mays, family Gramineae; it was domesticated before 5000 bc, although the wild ancestor is unidentified
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koren and German Korn