roasting ear
noun Date: 1650 1. an ear of young corn roasted or suitable for roasting usually in the husk 2. chiefly Southern & Midland an ear of corn suitable for boiling or steaming

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  • Roasting ear — Roasting Roast ing, a. & n., from {Roast}, v. [1913 Webster] {Roasting ear}, an ear of Indian corn at that stage of development when it is fit to be eaten roasted. {Roasting jack}, a machine for turning a spit on which meat is roasted. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roasting ear — noun 1. : an ear of sweet corn roasted or suitable for roasting usually in the husk in hot ashes, before an open fire, or in an oven 2. often ˈrōsənˌi(ə)r, ōˌsni(ə)r, iə chiefy South & Midland : an ear of sweet corn boiled or steamed after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roasting ear — {n.} An ear of corn young and tender enough to be cooked and eaten; also corn cooked on the cob. * /The scouts buried the roasting ears in the coals of their campfire./ * /At the Fourth of July picnic we had fried chicken and roasting ears./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • roasting ear — {n.} An ear of corn young and tender enough to be cooked and eaten; also corn cooked on the cob. * /The scouts buried the roasting ears in the coals of their campfire./ * /At the Fourth of July picnic we had fried chicken and roasting ears./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • roasting\ ear — noun An ear of corn young and tender enough to be cooked and eaten; also corn cooked on the cob. The scouts buried the roasting ears in the coals of their campfire. At the Fourth of July picnic we had fried chicken and roasting ears …   Словарь американских идиом

  • roasting ear — 1. an ear of sweet corn suitable for roasting while still in the husk. 2. Midland and Southern U.S. an ear of sweet corn ripe enough to be boiled and eaten on the cob. [1640 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Municipio de Roasting Ear (Arkansas) — Municipio de Roasting Ear Municipio de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Roasting — Roast ing, a. & n., from {Roast}, v. [1913 Webster] {Roasting ear}, an ear of Indian corn at that stage of development when it is fit to be eaten roasted. {Roasting jack}, a machine for turning a spit on which meat is roasted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roasting jack — Roasting Roast ing, a. & n., from {Roast}, v. [1913 Webster] {Roasting ear}, an ear of Indian corn at that stage of development when it is fit to be eaten roasted. {Roasting jack}, a machine for turning a spit on which meat is roasted. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ear — See: ABOUT ONE S EARS or AROUND ONE S EARS, BELIEVE ONE S EARS, DRY BEHIND THE EARS, FLEA IN ONE S EAR, GIVE AN EAR TO or LEND AN EAR TO, GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER, JUG EARED, LITTLE PITCHERS HAVE BIG EARS, MUSIC TO ONE S EARS, PIN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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