sweet corn

noun

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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Duffield’s Farm still cultivates sweet corn, strawberries, and peaches on 300 magnificent acres along Chapel Heights Road. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "After a 50-year population explosion, a South Jersey suburb appears to be shrinking," 16 June 2018 Avocados lead 2018's clean fruits and veggies list, followed by sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies," 10 Apr. 2018 Summer squash goes with blue crab-stuffed pasta, garnished with cold pickles and sweet corn. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville chefs re-imagine menus when you're just too hot to eat," 3 July 2018 Mouthwatering snacks including salt and vinegar popcorn, burrata with gooseberries, and a potato rosti with sweet corn, peach, and chamomile pistou. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Denver’s Coolest Bars, Restaurants, and Shops Are All in This One Neighborhood," 6 Nov. 2018 Cramped beds: Small square foot garden beds aren’t ideal for crops that take up a lot of room, such as vining winter squash, asparagus, or a big planting of sweet corn. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "The Pros and Cons of Square Foot Gardening," 30 July 2018 Think summer foods like sweet corn and summer beverages like rosé wine. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Best food and drink events in Phoenix this summer," 4 June 2018 Try the biscuits and gravy with chorizo, sweet corn and sunny side up eggs ($14) or the Belgian waffle with honey butter and peach jam ($9) in addition to multiple mimosas ($10 each), but those go without saying, right? Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Green City Market then brunch," 1 Sep. 2017 Produce, including garlic, onions, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, beets, radishes, peas, sweet corn, potatoes, squash, celery, cucumbers, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, peaches, cherries, grapes, oranges and raspberries. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Taxing oxygen? It could happen. President Trump threatens wide-ranging tariffs on China," 11 July 2018

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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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sweet corn

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sweet corn

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

sweet corn

noun

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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