sweet corn


Definition of sweet corn

: corn of a variety (Zea mays rugosa synonym Z. m. saccharata) with soft kernels containing a high percentage of sugar

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Taking advantage of Michigan's sweet corn, Midtown's Grey Ghost paired it with poached shrimp. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These were 10 of our favorite bites from the Detroit Free Press Wine + Food Experience," 14 Sep. 2019 The farm grows produce including cabbage, sweet corn, leafy greens and green beans. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Farm worker says migrants were mistreated in Wisconsin and Georgia as part of alleged labor trafficking scheme," 10 Sep. 2019 Cost includes: one dozen middle neck clams, ½ fresh chicken, ear of sweet corn, sweet potato, coleslaw, roll and butter. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Cheers to Camp Cheerful for their special year-round programs: Strong Points," 23 Aug. 2019 The Saturday market, criticized by some for selling too much nonlocal produce and Wisconsin cheeses, still sells plenty of Iowa sweet corn, local jam and hot sauce. Washington Post, "Des Moines," 14 Aug. 2019 Yep, that tender little zucchini is a fruit, and so is the crisp cucumber, green bean pod, green pepper, ear of sweet corn, flat snow pea pod, fat snap pea pod or pod of tender shelling peas. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "It’s time for midsummer harvesting: Use it or lose it," 2 Aug. 2019 Serves 4 as a main course, 6 as an appetizer The hot summer this year produced very sweet corn. BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: The hot summer has left plenty of sweet corn for this spicy chowder with potatoes - The Boston Globe," 10 Sep. 2019 Relying heavily on seafood with strong parallels to Cajun cuisine, menu highlights include Cornmeal Fried Florida Soft-Shell Crab and Golden Tilefish with sweet corn and crabmeat chowder featuring mussels, thyme, and pea tendrils. al, "Take a culinary tour of the world in Crestline Village," 22 Aug. 2019 Fresh roasted Michigan sweet corn with plenty of toppings will be for sale and provided by My Garden Produce. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Corn and tomatoes: The local sweet season has started," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sweet corn

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweet corn was in 1646

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English Language Learners Definition of sweet corn

US : a kind of corn (sense 1) that contains a lot of sugar

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Kids Definition of sweet corn

: corn with kernels rich in sugar that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable while young

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