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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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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 East Troy Corn & Brat Roast: Street festival with roasted sweet corn, grilled food and beverages, 4-8 p.m. May 25; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-27; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's going on in Milwaukee this week: May 25-31," 24 May 2018 Inside, the fritter is generously studded with whole sweet corn kernels. Anchorage Daily News, "A revamped menu of comfort food at Rustic Goat restaurant," 5 July 2018 Remarkable dishes at the brewery’s newish Fortville brasserie and taproom have recently included seared salmon on sweet corn custard with sautéed radishes and tomato relish. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 SuperSeedWare represented the first privately owned, 100 percent natural, gene-type in sweet corn breeding. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "Syngenta to acquire Abbott & Cobb seed company in Trevose," 12 Apr. 2018 Corn Roast Tis the season for delicious sweet corn, and Queek Creek Olive Mill brings back this popular event. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Best food and drink events in Phoenix this summer," 4 June 2018 Early-season sweet corn hailed from Brentwood in the East Bay. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Start a tradition with a Bodega beach clambake," 11 May 2018 And the pappardelle with tomato and corn was also delicious; the wide pasta was light, almost sheer, mixed with just-sweet corn, tomatoes, basil and chunks of meaty bacon that goes with everything else. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018

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1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweet corn was in 1646

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English Language Learners Definition of sweet corn

: 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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