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Wheat vs. Corn

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Wheatnoun

(countable) Any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in bakery.

Cornnoun

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.

Wheatnoun

(uncountable) A light brown colour, like that of wheat.

Cornnoun

Maize, a grain crop of the species Zea mays.

Wheatadjective

Wheaten, of a light brown colour, like that of wheat.

Cornnoun

A grain or seed, especially of a cereal crop.

‘He paid her the nominal fee of two corns of barley.’;

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Wheatnoun

A cereal grass (Triticum vulgare) and its grain, which furnishes a white flour for bread, and, next to rice, is the grain most largely used by the human race.

Cornnoun

A small, hard particle.

Wheatnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Wheatnoun

grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

Cornnoun

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

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Wheatnoun

a cereal which is the most important kind grown in temperate countries, the grain of which is ground to make flour for bread, pasta, pastry, etc.

Cornnoun

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

Wheatnoun

the grain of wheat.

Cornverb

to granulate; to form a substance into grains

‘to corn gunpowder’;

Wheat

Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food. The many species of wheat together make up the genus Triticum; the most widely grown is common wheat (T. aestivum).

Cornverb

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

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Cornverb

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

‘Corn the horses.’;

Cornverb

(transitive) to render intoxicated

‘ale strong enough to corn one’;

Cornnoun

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

‘Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toesUnplagued with corns, will have a bout with you.’;

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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.

Cornnoun

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.

‘In one night, ere glimpse of morn,His shadowy flail had thrashed the corn.’;

Cornnoun

A small, hard particle; a grain.

Cornverb

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.

Cornverb

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

Cornverb

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

Cornverb

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

ears of corn grown for human food

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

something sentimental or trite;

‘that movie was pure corn’;

Cornverb

feed (cattle) with corn

Cornverb

preserve with salt;

‘corned beef’;

Cornnoun

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

‘fields of corn’;

Cornnoun

the grain of a cereal crop.

Cornnoun

another term for maize

Cornnoun

something banal or sentimental

‘the film is pure corn’;

Cornnoun

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

Corn

a cone-shaped and often painful inwardly directed callus of dead skin that forms at a pressure point near a bone, or on a weight-bearing part of the body.

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