green corn


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green corn

n.
Young, tender ears of sweet corn.

green corn

n
(Plants) another name for sweetcorn1

green′ corn`


n.
the young tender ears of corn.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green corn - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eatinggreen 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.green 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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The pliant harebell swinging in the breeze, On some grey rock: The single sheep, and the one blasted tree, And the bleak music from that old stone wall:-- In the meadows and the lower ground, Was all the sweetness of a common dawn:-- And that green corn all day is rustling in thine ears!
Unless you have any choice, I will take you to a little place downtown where we can imagine ourselves back on the Continent, and where we shall be spared the horror of green corn.
There was sheds made out of poles and roofed over with branches, where they had lemonade and gingerbread to sell, and piles of watermelons and green corn and such-like truck.
Was it to help thee steal green corn from the roofs of the houses when the ears are put out to dry?
Not green corn, Protector of the Poor,--melons," said Little Toomai, and all the men sitting about broke into a roar of laughter.
Capital is here so deficient, that the people are obliged to sell their green corn while standing in the field, in order to buy necessaries for the ensuing year.
But there was the sun shining and there were the birds singing, as the sun only shines and the birds only sing on holidays and half-holidays; there were the trees waving to all free boys to climb and nestle among their leafy branches; the hay, entreating them to come and scatter it to the pure air; the green corn, gently beckoning towards wood and stream; the smooth ground, rendered smoother still by blending lights and shadows, inviting to runs and leaps, and long walks God knows whither.
The sky was blue, the larks were soaring high over the green corn, I thought all that country-side more beautiful and peaceful by far than I had ever known it to be yet.
The green corn waved so beautifully, the larks sang so joyfully, the hedges were so full of wild flowers, the trees were so thickly out in leaf, the bean-fields, with a light wind blowing over them, filled the air with such a delicious fragrance
Baleka saw it and began to cry; she was weary, poor girl, and we had found little to eat, only grass and green corn.
Moore-Hale and the brothers are gearing up for the Green Corn Feast in the fall.
For example, July could be Green Corn Moon, October might be Salmon Moon, and April could be Bears Awaken Moon, and so on.