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corn

(Encyclopedia) corn, in botany. The name corn is given to the leading cereal crop of any major region. In England corn means wheat; in Scotland and Ireland, oats. The grain…

Corning

(Encyclopedia) Corning, city (1990 pop. 11,938), Steuben co., S N.Y., on the Chemung River, in a dairy and vineyard region; settled 1788, inc. as a city 1890. The glass industry for…

Corn Belt

(Encyclopedia) Corn Belt, major agricultural region of the U.S. Midwest where corn acreage once exceeded that of any other crop. It is now commonly called the Feed Grains and Livestock…

corns and calluses

(Encyclopedia) corns and calluses, thickenings of the outer layer of skin where there is irritation or constant pressure. Corns are cone-shaped with their points protruding into…

corn earworm

(Encyclopedia) corn earworm or cotton bollworm, destructive larva of a moth, Heliothis zea. Also known as tomato fruitworm, the larva attacks a variety of crops, boring…

corn borer

(Encyclopedia) corn borer or European corn borer, common name for the larva of a moth of the family Pyralidae, introduced from S Europe into the Boston area in 1917. The corn…

corn laws

(Encyclopedia) corn laws, regulations restricting the export and import of grain, particularly in England. As early as 1361 export was forbidden in order to keep English grain cheap.…

Brewer's: Corn in Egypt

(There's). There is abundance; there is a plentiful supply. Of course, the reference is to the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer,…

Brewer's: Corns

To tread on one's corns. To irritate one's prejudices; to annoy another by disregard to his pet opinions or habits. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cor`…