candy corn

noun

Definition of candy corn

  1. :  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

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First Known Use of candy corn

1915


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