sweet corn
noun Date: 1646 an Indian corn (especially Zea mays rugosa) with wrinkled translucent kernels that contain a high percentage of sugar

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  • sweet corn — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet corn — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet corn — sweet′ corn n. 1) pln any of several varieties of corn, esp. Zea mays rugosa, the grain or kernels of which are sweet and suitable for eating 2) pln dial. the young and tender ears of such corn • Etymology: 1640–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sweet corn — ☆ sweet corn n. 1. any of various strains of Indian corn with kernels rich in sugar, eaten as a table vegetable in the unripe, or milky, stage 2. an ear of such corn …   English World dictionary

  • sweet corn — sweet ,corn noun uncount the small yellow or white seeds of some types of CORN plant that you can cook and eat as a vegetable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sweet corn — Husked sweetcorn Sweet corn (Zea mays convar. saccharata var. rugosa;[1] also called Indian corn, sugar corn, and pole corn) is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in… …   Wikipedia

  • sweet corn — noun 1. a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating • Syn: ↑sugar corn, ↑green corn, ↑sweet corn plant, ↑Zea mays rugosa, ↑Zea saccharata • Hypernyms: ↑corn, ↑maize …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet corn — paprastasis kukurūzas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos aliejinis, daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, grūdinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Zea mays), iš kurio gaminami saldikliai,… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet corn — 1. any of several varieties of corn, esp. Zea mays rugosa, the grain or kernels of which are sweet and suitable for eating. 2. Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. the young and tender ears of corn, esp. when used as a table… …   Universalium

  • sweet corn — /ˈswit kɔn / (say sweet kawn) noun 1. any maize of a sweetish flavour and suitable for eating, especially a particularly sweet variety, Zea mays var. saccharata. 2. the unripe and tender ears of maize, especially when used as a table vegetable… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweet corn — noun Corn (specifically maize) suitable for eating by humans, as distinguished from corn raised as animal feed …   Wiktionary

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