shoepeg corn

Main Entry:  shoepeg corn
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an heirloom variety of light-colored sweet corn with tight kernels growing in uneven rows
Example:  The name "shoepeg corn" derives from a shoemaking term used during in the 1800s. Shoepeg corn kernels resemble the wooden pegs used to attach soles to the upper part of shoes.
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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