green corn


: the young tender ears of corn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This moon is also called the green corn moon. Fox News, 10 Aug. 2022 The Three Sisters are eaten in the longhouse — the long, communal dwelling — at many of our Haudenosaunee ceremonies and festivals, including the O’rhotsheri (green bean), Okahsero:ta (green corn), Kanen’shon:a (seed) and Ka’khowanen (harvest) ceremonies. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2020 Food trucks will be selling green corn muffins, crab cake empanadas and more. Sheryl Devore, Chicago Tribune, 14 Mar. 2023 Coming up, Madrid is experimenting with Oaxaca green corn, lemon zest, handfuls of herbs, and castelvetrano olives. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 26 July 2022 The business has since added a menu of vegan dishes like green corn tamales and jalapeño chickpea salad. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2022 La Fama is currently taking Christmas pre-orders for red chile meat and green corn tamales, as well as pineapple or berry dessert tamales. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 Try a simit, a large round sesame bagel, flavored with molasses; or misir, a grilled or boiled corn on the cob, seasoned with salt and served on a bright green corn husk. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Hike under the green corn moon: Get your moon glow on from 9 to 11 p.m. cleveland, 29 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green corn was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Green corn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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