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sweet corn

n.
A variety of corn (Zea mays var. saccharata or rugosa), the common table and canning corn, having kernels that are sweet when young. Also called sugar corn.

sweet corn

n
1. (Plants) Also called: sugar corn or green corn a variety of maize, Zea mays saccharata, whose kernels are rich in sugar and eaten as a vegetable when young
2. (Cookery) the unripe ears of maize, esp the sweet kernels removed from the cob, cooked as a vegetable

sweet′ corn`


n.
1. any of several varieties of corn, esp. Zea mays rugosa, the grain or kernels of which are sweet and suitable for eating.
2. the young and tender ears of such corn.
[1640–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweet corn - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eatingsweet corn - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
2.sweet corn - corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
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