Corn vs. Maize

Corn vs. Maize — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Corn and Maize

Cornnoun

Any of numerous cultivated forms of a widely grown, usually tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) bearing grains or kernels on large ears.

Maizenoun

See corn1.

Cornnoun

The grains or kernels of this plant, used as food for humans and livestock or for the extraction of an edible oil or starch. Also called Indian corn, maize.

Maizenoun

A light yellow to moderate orange yellow.

Cornnoun

An ear of this plant.

Maizenoun

Corn; a type of grain of the species Zea mays.

Cornnoun

Chiefly British Any of various cereal plants or grains, especially the principal crop cultivated in a particular region, such as wheat in England or oats in Scotland.

Maizenoun

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

A single grain of a cereal plant.

Maizenoun

a strong yellow color

Cornnoun

A seed or fruit of various other plants, such as a peppercorn.

Cornnoun

Corn snow.

Cornnoun

(Informal) Corn whiskey.

Cornnoun

(Slang) Something considered trite, dated, melodramatic, or unduly sentimental.

Cornnoun

A horny thickening of the skin, usually on or near a toe, resulting from pressure or friction. Also called clavus.

Cornverb

To cause to form hard particles; granulate.

Cornverb

To season and preserve with granulated salt.

Cornverb

To preserve (beef, for example) in brine.

Cornverb

To feed (animals) with corn or grain.

Cornverb

To form hard particles; become grainy

"After the snow melts all day, it corns up at night for fine conditions" (Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).

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.

Cornnoun

Maize, a grain crop of the species Zea mays.

Cornnoun

A grain or seed, especially of a cereal crop.

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

Cornnoun

A small, hard particle.

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornnoun

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

Cornverb

to granulate; to form a substance into grains

to corn gunpowder

Cornverb

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

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

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