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sweet corn

noun
1.
any of several varieties of corn, especially Zea mays rugosa, the grain or kernels of which are sweet and suitable for eating.
2.
Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. the young and tender ears of corn, especially when used as a table vegetable.
Also called green corn.
Origin of sweet corn
1640-1650
1640-50, Americanism
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sweet corn

noun
1.
Also called sugar corn, green corn. a variety of maize, Zea mays saccharata, whose kernels are rich in sugar and eaten as a vegetable when young
2.
the unripe ears of maize, esp the sweet kernels removed from the cob, cooked as a vegetable
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