1. [syn: soft corn, flour corn, squaw corn, Zea mays amylacea]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Corn \Corn\ (k[^o]rn), n. [L. cornu horn: cf. F. corne horn,
hornlike excrescence. See Horn.]
A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the
toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and
Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes
Unplagued with corns, will have a bout with you.
Note: The substance of a corn usually resembles horn, but
where moisture is present, as between the toes, it is
white and sodden, and is called a soft corn.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: corn having kernels almost entirely of soft starch [syn:
soft corn, flour corn, squaw corn, Zea mays