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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 called corn in the United States is Indian corn or maize (Zea mays mays).
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Corn/maize shoots can be eaten when they resemble large blades of grass that taste like sweet corn. Young maize shoots look like yellow grass and accumulate a powerful antibiotic substance called DIMBOA, a natural defense against pathogenic bacteria and fungus. Corn does not contain the gluten that causes celiac disease. The whole baby corn in husk may also be eaten, silk and all. Corn/maize kernels are very high in starch, which turns into sugar in the body. The really healthy part of the plant is the cornsilk (see Cornsilk)


Zea mays. Indian corn, a tall cereal grass characterized by large ears.


a. a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike
b. the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil
2. a yellow colour
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My garden is surrounded by cornfields and meadows, and beyond are great stretches of sandy heath and pine forests, and where the forests leave off the bare heath begins again; but the forests are beautiful in their lofty, pink-stemmed vastness, far overhead the crowns of softest gray-green, and underfoot a bright green wortleberry carpet, and everywhere the breathless silence; and the bare heaths are beautiful too, for one can see across them into eternity almost, and to go out on to them with one's face towards the setting sun is like going into the very presence of God.
To pierce the great mountains of the south, to fight the tamers of the fiery Moors, to follow the greatest captain of the age, to find sunny cornfields and vineyards, when the marches of Picardy and Normandy were as rare and bleak as the Jedburgh forests--here was a golden prospect for a race of warriors.
And many a one who hath come along as a destroyer, and as a hailstorm to all cornfields, wanted merely to put his foot into the jaws of the rabble, and thus stop their throat.
On either side, the banks of the Medway, covered with cornfields and pastures, with here and there a windmill, or a distant church, stretched away as far as the eye could see, presenting a rich and varied landscape, rendered more beautiful by the changing shadows which passed swiftly across it as the thin and half-formed clouds skimmed away in the light of the morning sun.
With bated breath and crouching figures they stumbled across it, and gained the shelter of the hedge, which they skirted until they came to the gap which opened into the cornfields.
With the harvest come quickly changing conditions, and you may need to set up on a movements such as when a combine pulls into your cornfield where the deer will go, and place your ground blind to intercept them, it works.
IF SPACE ALIENS LANDED IN YOUR BACKYARD OR LOCAL cornfield and asked you to explain Catholicism, what would you tell them?
TWO people died yesterday when their private jet plunged into a cornfield in a ball of flame.
Rank Road name Sales Average price 1 Claude Ave, M'bro 3 pounds 305,833 2 Cambridge Rd, Linth' 6 pounds 300,625 3 Adcott Road, M'bro 3 pounds 273,817 4 Cambridge Ave, M'bro 3 pounds 265,833 5 Green Lane, M'bro 2 pounds 259,975 6 Aldwark Close, M'bro 3 pounds 257,333 7 Cornfield Road, M'bro 2 pounds 255,500 8 Hall Drive, M'bro 7 pounds 227,429 9 Church Lane, M'bro 6 pounds 218,908 10 Cranford Gdns, M'bro 2 pounds 207,000
The man, aged 25, is believed to have been shot at close range after a gunman burst into a flat in Cornfield, Pendeford, at about 5am yesterday.
So went the tryouts on Saturday for FrightFair, the annual scare-fest held on the fringes of Pierce College's cornfield.
Kim Cornfield had been running an illegal money lending business with his wife Elizabeth from their home, when he was caught by a Birmingham-based loan shark team.