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

Examples of sweet corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hungry feral hog could smell the sweet corn scattered on the ground, beckoning. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 21 June 2022 Sow sweet corn, summer squash, carrots, and bush beans. Carol Stocker, BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2022 Priced at $75 per person, this holiday special includes a Maine lobster and shrimp with red potatoes, sweet corn and cornbread. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 Old Cuss Coffee's Succotash Hash with roasted sweet potatoes, okra, lima beans, sweet corn, onion and bell peppers, April 1, 2022. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 Avocados had the lowest levels of pesticides among the 46 foods tested, followed by sweet corn, pineapple, onions and papaya. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Then move on to the pasta, like the sweet corn agnolotti, king crab tagliolino nero and gnocchi with chunks of sausage. Forbes Travel Guide, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Vanilla bread pudding with hurricane coulis and gelato, buttermilk chess pie with poppy seed ice cream and sweet corn souffle with a huckleberry chipotle coulis vie are dessert options. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2022 The couple’s kids help too, making sweet corn bread and pies. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

24 Jun 2022

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“Sweet corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20corn. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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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