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n 1 a  :  a seed or fruit of a cereal grass  b  :  the seeds or fruits of various food plants including the cereal grasses and in commercial and statutory usage other plants (as the soybean)  c  :  plants producing grain  2  :  a small hard particle or crystal (as of sand or salt)  3  :  a unit of avoirdupois, Troy, and apothecaries' weight equal to 0.0648 gram or 0.002286 avoirdupois ounce or 0.002083 Troy ounce - abbr. gr .
Similar sounding terms:  ca·ri·na  carinii  corn  cor·nea 

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