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corn silk

noun
1.
the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • corn silk is the thread that extends from each kernel out of the husk at the end of the ear.
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corn silk

noun
1.
(US & 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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