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corn

noun 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 produce flour: a sheaf of corn grains of corn [U] mainly US (UK usually maize) a tall plant grown in many parts of the world for its yellow seeds, 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 particular type of maize plant, eaten as a vegetable
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corn noun (AREA OF SKIN)

[C] a small, painful area of hard skin that forms on the foot, especially on the toes

corn noun (EMOTION)

[U] mainly US slang something that is old-fashioned, boring, or done to create emotion: Everyone says it's a great movie, but I think it's just corn.
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