(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
noun 1. a large, harmless rat snake, Elaphe guttata guttata, of the southeastern U.S., having yellow, tan, or gray scales with dark-red blotches: once common in cornfields but now an endangered species.
noun, Skiing. 1. snow in the form of small pellets or grains produced by the alternate melting and freezing of a snow layer. noun 1. (skiing, US & Canadian) granular snow formed by alternate freezing and thawing