Kern baby
Kern baby Kern baby A doll or image decorated with corn (grain) flowers, etc., carried in the festivals of a kern, or harvest-home. Called also {harvest queen}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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