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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
1640-1650
1640-50, Americanism
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