the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.

1780–90, Americanism; corn1 + cob1 Unabridged
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corncob (ˈkɔːnˌkɒb)
1.  the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
2.  short for corncob pipe

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Example sentences
Maize is unique to the plant kingdom in having a largely unbranched inflorescence, giving rise to the familiar corncob.
Shredded paper or tissue and processed corncob are all appropriate.
Latrobe was relieved to discover that his corncob columns were unharmed.
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