candy corn


: molded candies resembling corn kernels in shape and having usually yellow bases, orange middle sections, and white tips
Inside the net with us was a large brown paper bag, spewing forth the Halloween hoardings of the child in the gorilla suit—candy corn and sticky balls of coagulated popcorn …John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire, 1981
also : a piece of candy corn
… a candy corn contest, in which participating kids guess the number of candy corns in a jar … The Jersey Journal (New Jersey), 20 Oct. 2014

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of candy corn was in 1915

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“Candy corn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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