sweet corn

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of sweet corn

1646


SWEET CORN Defined for English Language Learners

sweet corn

noun

Definition of sweet corn for English Language Learners

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


SWEET CORN Defined for Kids

sweet corn

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Definition of sweet corn for Students

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

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