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popcorn

  

      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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poco, poor, pompon, pop

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