corn silk

noun

Definition of corn silk

: the silky styles on an ear of corn

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Made from acorns, sticks, corn silk, and buckeyes (among other things) his people march through forest and field on adventures in the natural world. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Art, Nature, Play Come Together In David Bird’s Becorns," 10 Sep. 2019 Garbage disposals aren't designed to deal with hard material, such as bone or fibrous materials (celery, corn silk, and shrimp shells, to name a few). Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About How to Repair a Garbage Disposal," 22 Aug. 2019 Earworm moths lay eggs on corn silks and the larvae crawl inside the husks to feed at the tips of the developing ears. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Corn," 5 Apr. 2016 The wine list is tight, with a few by-the-glass options, but our favorite non-alcoholic nightcap is the refreshing corn silk tea. Bon Appetit, "Atoboy," 25 June 2018 Harvesting Three weeks after corn silks appear, start checking ears for peak ripeness. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Corn," 5 Apr. 2016 Set up dipping station with the egg mixture first, then the corn silks in separate bowls. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Halloween-Themed Food for Adults," 23 Sep. 2014 Gently lower polenta eyeballs into the oil and fry until the corn silk is golden brown. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Halloween-Themed Food for Adults," 23 Sep. 2014 One at a time, cover the polenta balls in egg, then coat in corn silk. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Halloween-Themed Food for Adults," 23 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of corn silk

1846, in the meaning defined above

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