roasting ear


roast·​ing ear ˈrō-stiŋ-ˌir How to pronounce roasting ear (audio)
 sense 2 is usually  ˈrō-sᵊn-ˌir,
 or  ˈrōs-ˌnir
: an ear of young corn roasted or suitable for roasting usually in the husk
chiefly Southern US and Midland US : an ear of corn suitable for boiling or steaming

Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roasting ear was in 1651

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“Roasting ear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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