Corn vs. Niblet - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Corn (noun)

    The main cereal plant grown for its grain in a given region, such as oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, and wheat or barley in England and Wales.

  • Corn (noun)

    Maize, a grain crop of the species Zea mays.

  • Corn (noun)

    A grain or seed, especially of a cereal crop.

    "He paid her the nominal fee of two corns of barley."

  • Corn (noun)

    A small, hard particle.

  • Corn (noun)

    A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands.

    "clavus"

  • Corn (noun)

    Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion.

  • Corn (noun)

    A type of granular snow formed by repeated melting and re-freezing, often in mountain spring conditions.

    "corn snow"

  • Corn (verb)

    to granulate; to form a substance into grains

    "to corn gunpowder"

  • Corn (verb)

    to preserve using coarse salt, e.g. corned beef

  • Corn (verb)

    to provide with corn (typically maize; or, in Scotland, oats) for feed

    "Corn the horses."

  • Corn (verb)

    to render intoxicated

    "ale strong enough to corn one"

  • Niblet (noun)

    A small piece of something, especially of snack food.

  • Niblet (noun)

    A kernel of corn, usually from a can.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Corn (noun)

    the chief cereal crop of a district, especially (in England) wheat or (in Scotland) oats

    "fields of corn"

  • Corn (noun)

    the grain of a cereal crop.

  • Corn (noun)

    another term for maize

  • Corn (noun)

    something banal or sentimental

    "the film is pure corn"

  • Corn (noun)

    a small, painful area of thickened skin on the foot, especially on the toes, caused by pressure.

  • Niblet (noun)

    a small piece of food, in particular a kernel of sweetcorn

    "bite-size niblets of chocolate"

Webster Dictionary

  • Corn (noun)

    A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.

  • Corn (noun)

    A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.

  • Corn (noun)

    The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.

  • Corn (noun)

    a tall cereal plant (Zea mays) bearing its seeds as large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not edible; - also called Indian corn and, in technical literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; white corn or southern corn, which grows to a great height, and has long white kernels; sweet corn, comprising a number of sweet and tender varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn, any small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it is used for decoration, especially in the fall.

  • Corn (noun)

    The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.

  • Corn (noun)

    A small, hard particle; a grain.

  • Corn

    To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.

  • Corn

    To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.

  • Corn

    To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.

  • Corn

    To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Corn (noun)

    tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

  • Corn (noun)

    the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

  • Corn (noun)

    ears of corn grown for human food

  • Corn (noun)

    a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes

  • Corn (noun)

    annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

  • Corn (noun)

    whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn

  • Corn (noun)

    something sentimental or trite;

    "that movie was pure corn"

  • Corn (verb)

    feed (cattle) with corn

  • Corn (verb)

    preserve with salt;

    "corned beef"

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