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 cooks seize peak-of-season sweet corn in a thick rock sugar syrup, letting the kernels float visibly under the surface like pebbles in a cold, rippling creek. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "S.F.’s dorky new Viet pop-up is home-cooking nostalgia at its caramel-braised best," 10 Dec. 2020 Some areas were inundated by up to two feet of rain as Eta slowed to a crawl off the state’s coast, particularly bad timing for farms that were in the midst of harvesting crops like sweet corn, green beans, lettuce, cabbage, radishes and more. Amber Randall, sun-sentinel.com, "November flooding caused millions of dollars in damage to South Florida crops that were bound for Thanksgiving tables," 20 Nov. 2020 The turkey feast features a turkey breast , gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, sweet corn sauté, choice of fruit pie (apple, cherry or pumpkin). Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Don't want to cook? Here's where to order Thanksgiving meals to-go in metro Detroit," 20 Nov. 2020 The traditional vegan Thanksgiving meal ($135) includes a choice of vegan meatloaf, turkey loaf or chicken cutlets, and comes with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, garlic green beans, sweet corn on the cob and sweet potato casserole. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "40-plus North Texas restaurants offering Thanksgiving dishes and desserts to-go," 12 Nov. 2020 Choice of three sides: sweet corn pudding, collard greens with ham, creamed spinach, savory sweet potato casserole, caramelized garlic mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing, honey butter. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "15+ places to dine out, order food to-go for Thanksgiving in Louisville," 10 Nov. 2020 Brandywine grows tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, zucchini, green beans, watermelon, sweet corn and more. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, "'No one working together': Indiana produce farmer doesn't know who he'll vote for president," 29 Oct. 2020 Earlier this year, Cube Baking in Seattle, owned by Kevin Moulder, converted its concept into Tres Lecheria, selling the cakes in flavors from matcha to sweet corn and honey. Washington Post, "Tres Leches Cake," 28 Sep. 2020 Smoky chorizo and bright sweet corn are a wonderful match. Washington Post, "Chorizo is the instant upgrade to kick up your burritos, rice, clams and more," 28 Sep. 2020

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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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20 Dec 2020

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“Sweet corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20corn. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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