Popcorns

popcorn

[pop-kawrn]
noun
1.
any of several varieties of corn whose kernels burst open and puff out when subjected to dry heat.
2.
popped corn.
3.
peanut ( def 4c ).

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; short for popped corn. See pop1, -ed2, corn1

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popcorn (ˈpɒpˌkɔːn)
 
n
1.  a variety of maize having hard pointed kernels that puff up when heated
2.  the puffed edible kernels of this plant
 
[C19: so called because of the noise the grains make when they swell up and burst on heating]

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