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corn silk

n.
The styles and stigmas that appear as a silky tuft or tassel at the tip of an ear of corn, used as a diuretic in herbal medicine.

corn silk

n
(Botany) US and Canadian the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic

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n.
the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn.
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Noun1.corn silk - each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn
style - (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
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For fresh corn, peel back the husks (but don't remove them) and clear out the corn silk.
Corn silk pyramid tea bags contain single servings of whole leaf tea, allowing extra space for the leaves to infuse and bringing more flavor into each cup.
The new Touareg also offers an extended line-up of upholstery materials and wood accents - the Vienna leather: a fourth colour, Bonanza Brown (dark brown), is now offered in addition to the colours Titan black, Corn Silk Beige and Natural Brown.
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As a youth, I remember each summer smoking corn silk and a local weed called "Indian tobacco" in a 25 cent, Missouri Meerschaum corn cob.
4 dried cornhusks Warm water 9 ounces sea salt To serve: 4 small hollow dried gourds with removable tops 4 dried cornhusks 8 ears fresh baby corn, husks peeled back, corn silk removed * roasted ground peanuts may he substituted ** Nahuatl word for dried cornhusk *** yields more than needed For plating For the chicatana-coffee mayonnaise: Beat egg yolk while slowly whisking in oil Add coffee, ants, and lime juice to mayonnaise and whisk to combine.
If we're doing it right this time, we extract even the stubborn strands of corn silk, caught between rows of kernels like tight floss between teeth.
The team found out that the gang used corn silk, which was coloured red and mixed with a small amount of original saffron to make it look and smell like the real stuff.
To help prevent stone formation, drink a herbal tea containing golden rod, couch grass and corn silk.
On the color front, look for milk, butter, duck egg, weathered barn, corn silk.