roasting ear

noun
roast·ing ear | \ˈrō-stiŋ-ˌir, 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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