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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||sweet corn - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating|
|2.||sweet corn - corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft|
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