roasting ear

noun
roast·​ing ear | \ ˈrō-stiŋ-ˌir How to pronounce roasting ear (audio) , sense 2 is usually ˈrō-sᵊn-ˌir or ˈrōs-ˌnir \

Definition of roasting ear

1 : an ear of young corn roasted or suitable for roasting usually in the husk
2 chiefly Southern US and Midland US : an ear of corn suitable for boiling or steaming

First Known Use of roasting ear

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Roasting ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roasting%20ear. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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