any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, of the valerian family, especially V. locusta (or V. olitoria), having small light blue flowers and tender, narrow leaves eaten in salads.
any valerianaceous plant of the genus Valerianella, esp the European species V. locusta, which often grows in cornfields and whose leaves are sometimes used in salads Also called lamb’s lettuce
- Corn shock
noun 1. a stack or bundle of bound or unbound corn piled upright for curing or drying
- Corn shuck
noun 1. (US & Canadian) the husk of an ear of maize
noun 1. the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn. noun 1. (US & Canadian) the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic
noun 1. a disease of corn caused by a fungus, Ustilago maydis, and characterized by blackish, powdery masses of spores on the affected parts of the plant. noun 1. an ascomycetous parasitic fungus, Ustilago zeae, that causes gall-like deformations on maize grain 2. the condition produced by this fungus