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roasting ear

noun
1.
an ear of sweet corn suitable for roasting while still in the husk.
2.
Midland and Southern U.S. an ear of sweet corn ripe enough to be boiled and eaten on the cob.
Origin of roasting ear
1640-1650
1640-50, Americanism
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  • The boy wears a necklace of runtees, in his right hand is an Indian rattle, and in his left a roasting ear of corn.

  • They camped there by the creek, and they stayed until they had eaten every roasting ear.

    Witch Winnie Elizabeth W. Champney

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