soft corn

noun (1)

Definition of soft corn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an Indian corn (Zea mays amylacea) having kernels shaped like those of flint corn and composed almost entirely of soft starch

called also flour corn, squaw corn

2 : a soft and watery corn whether immature or prematurely frozen as distinguished from hard dry mature corn

soft corn

noun (2)

Definition of soft corn (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually moist white corn between two toes

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“Soft corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft%20corn. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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