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Watched a TV and heard that corn isn't a grain, it's a grass -- but I thought all grains were forms of grass?
ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 11 Answers Feb 17, 2011

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One regrows when you cut it the other doesn't.

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in the cattle-feeding argument, corn is a "grass" until the ears come out, then the ears are a grain. i'm not buying it, personally.<br />
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corn is a grain, though many of us were raised thinking it's a vegetable because it's been bred to be sweet and pulpy. "corn" in old british poetry means any kind of grain. it's linguistically related to the word "kernel".<br />
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what's the current british usage? now i'm nosy ;)

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My husband Stretch20 says its a grain (corn), according to his uncles which are farmers and have been since the 1950's.

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The high?<br />
Seriously though: When the plant is young it's a grass, in this case called wheat grass. Then when the seeds (the grain) grows, its still wheat grass, but now carrying the wheat grain. Wgen harvested the grass and the grain is separated. We don't eat the grass, but the grain that grew on (or in?) the grass. <br />
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grain (grn)<br />
n.<br />
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a. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united: a single grain of wheat; gleaned the grains from the ground one at a time. Also called caryopsis.<br />
b. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group: The grain was stored in a silo.<br />
2.<br />
a. A cereal grass: Wheat is a grain grown in Kansas.<br />
b. Cereal grasses considered as a group: Grain is grown along the river.<br />
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Grass:<br />
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A plant with long, slender leaves.<br />
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Grasses are divided into categories, among which are the cereal grasses. The seed heads of the cereal grasses are called grain.

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Grass, wheat, rice are all types of grass... there are hundreds of different species from the green stuff we walk on too aquatic reed type grass<br />
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Grain is the seeds of the grass like .. rice and "grain".<br />
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oh and wheat, so beer is made of grass too : )

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I thought so too, the seeds of a grass. Maybe a question of maturity?<br />
I only know buckwheat is called a fruit, although used as a grain.

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You made me curious, so I googled buckwheat and got more confused -- says it's a "pseudograin".

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well im just guessing ones a shrub like bush and the other is wheat something good for the body

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rice is grass and grain comes from wheet?

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yummm grassflakes

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