corncob
noun Date: 1792 1. the core on which the kernels of Indian corn are arranged 2. an ear of Indian corn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • corncob — ☆ corncob [kôrn′käb΄ ] n. 1. the woody core of an ear of corn, on which the kernels grow in rows 2. a corncob pipe …   English World dictionary

  • corncob — corn cob (k[^o]rn k[o^]b ), n. The cob or axis on which the kernels of Indian corn grow. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corncob — ► NOUN ▪ the central woody part of an ear of maize, to which the grains are attached …   English terms dictionary

  • Corncob — Several varieties of corncobs in the United States Sweet corn …   Wikipedia

  • corncob — /kawrn kob /, n. 1. the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded. 2. Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob. [1780 90, Amer.; CORN1 + COB1] * * * …   Universalium

  • corncob — UK [ˈkɔː(r)nˌkɒb] / US [ˈkɔrnˌkɑb] noun [countable] Word forms corncob : singular corncob plural corncobs the long hard part at the top of a maize plant, on which large yellow seeds grow …   English dictionary

  • corncob — Synonyms and related words: Missouri meerschaum, auricle, briar, briar pipe, calean, calumet, churchwarden, clay, cob, corncob pipe, ear, ear of corn, hookah, hubble bubble, mealie, meerschaum, nargileh, peace pipe, pipe, pipe cleaner, pipe rack …   Moby Thesaurus

  • corncob — corn•cob [[t]ˈkɔrnˌkɒb[/t]] n. 1) bot the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded 2) Also called corn′cob pipe′. tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • corncob — noun The central cylindrical core of an ear of corn (maize) on which the kernels are attached in rows …   Wiktionary

  • corncob — corn|cob [ˈko:nkɔb US ˈko:rnka:b] n also cob the hard part of a corn plant that the yellow seeds grow on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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