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cornnoun

 us   /kɔrn/
  • corn noun (FOOD)

[U] a tall plant grown for its whole yellow or white seeds which are eaten cooked, made into flour, or fed to animals: Let’s pick up a half dozen ears of corn for supper.
  • corn noun (SKIN)

[C] a small, often painful area of hard skin that forms on the foot, esp. on the toes
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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 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
(Definition of corn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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