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"corn" in British English

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cornnoun

uk   /kɔːn/  us   /kɔːrn/
  • corn noun (FOOD)

B1 [U] UK (the ​seeds of) ​plants, such as wheat, maize, oats, and barley, that can be used to ​produceflour: a ​sheaf of corn grains of corn [U] mainly US (UK usually maize) a ​tallplantgrown in many ​parts of the ​world for ​itsyellowseeds, which are ​eaten as ​food, made into ​flour, or ​fed to ​animals: corn-fed ​chickens the corn-growing ​areas of the Midwest [U] mainly US (UK usually sweetcorn) the ​seeds of a ​particulartype of maizeplant, ​eaten as a ​vegetable

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  • corn noun (AREA OF SKIN)

[C] a ​small, ​painfularea of hard ​skin that ​forms on the ​foot, ​especially on the ​toes
(Definition of corn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corn" in American English

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cornnoun

 us   /kɔrn/
  • corn noun (FOOD)

[U] a ​tallplantgrown for ​itswholeyellow or ​whiteseeds which are ​eatencooked, made into ​flour, or ​fed to ​animals: Let’s ​pick up a ​halfdozenears of corn for ​supper.
  • corn noun (SKIN)

[C] a ​small, often ​painfularea of hard ​skin that ​forms on the ​foot, esp. on the ​toes
(Definition of corn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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