corn

1. noun /kɔːn,kɔɹn/
a) A grain or seed.

Mamma lets me have corn for dinner if I eat my meat.

b) The grain obtained from a plant, especially of cereal crops.

He had a sharp wit, true enough, but also a good, healthy mountaineers love of pure corn, the slapstick stuff, the in-jokes that get funnier with every repetition and never amuse anybody who wasnt there.

2. verb /kɔːn,kɔɹn/
a) To granulate - form a substance into grains.
b) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef

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