sweet corn


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

Examples of sweet corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Summer sweet corn is ready to eat in a matter of minutes with this no-fuss method. Jill Schildhouse, Southern Living, 8 July 2023 One that lives in my mind as quintessential: polenta chiffon with sweet corn custard, fresh and preserved blackberries and wildflower honey. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 The farm's sweet corn, according to its website, is non-GMO. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2023 Pre-shredded Monterey Jack is also a nice shortcut; its mild, savory flavor is less intense than other cheeses, which allows the sweet corn flavor to come through. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 22 Oct. 2023 Try their innovative small plates, like the sea vegetable salad or the sweet corn caesar to go alongside your glass of cloudy pet nat. Kyle Beechey, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Oct. 2023 Order a la carte or settle in for a multi-course tasting menu, featuring seasonal finds like rhubarb, sweet corn, and cherries. Nicole Schnitzler, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2023 The versatile low-fat protein provides a blank slate for fresh sweet corn, zucchini, and homemade guacamole. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 June 2023 Few vegetables do as well on the grill as fresh sweet corn. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweet corn was in 1646

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“Sweet corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20corn. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

sweet corn

: corn with soft kernels containing a large amount of sugar

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