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

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Guests including Camille Rowe, Djuna Belle, and Jennifer Meyer feasted on seafood and pasta at the renowned Italian spot; endless samples of sweet corn ravioli, spinach pasta, and dover sole were passed around for all to taste. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Re/Done and Weejuns Celebrate Their Shoe Collaboration in Santa Monica with Paris Jackson and Cassandra Grey," 27 July 2018 Vegetable crops, including sweet corn, cucumbers, squash, peppers and peas, took an estimated $480 million hit, the state Agriculture Department reported. Jeff Martin, The Seattle Times, "Farmers fear it will take years to recover from storm strike," 30 Oct. 2018 Stewart's Wilt This bacterial disease is widespread on sweet corn in eastern North America. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 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

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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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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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