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Green corn   /grin kɔrn/   Listen
Green corn

A corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating.  Synonyms: sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata.
Corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft.  Synonym: sweet corn.

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"Green corn" Quotes from Famous Books

... the listless wind, Filling great sails, and bending lordly masts, Or making billows in the green corn fields, And hunting lazy clouds across the blue: Now, like a vapour o'er the sunny sea, It blows the vessel from the harbour's mouth, Out 'mid the broken crests of seaward waves, And hovering of long-pinioned ocean ...
— A Hidden Life and Other Poems • George MacDonald

... The sky was quiet gold and torquoise blue, and far away were ruby tinted clouds. A peaceful light floated over the hillsides and dozed in the hollows, and the happiness of the world seemed eternal. Deep, cool shadows filled the copses, and the green corn was a foot high in the fields, and every gate and hedgerow wore a picturesque aspect. Evelyn and Owen sat opposite each other, talking in whispers, for they were not alone; they had not been in time to secure a private carriage. The delight that filled ...
— Evelyn Innes • George Moore

... root, which the Indians substituted for the potato. A short time before Wilkinson arrived, most of the warriors had gone up the river to a French store to purchase ammunition. This ammunition had come from Kekionga on the same day. Several acres of green corn with the ears in the milk were about the town. All of this was destroyed. Thirty-four prisoners were taken and ...
— The Land of the Miamis • Elmore Barce

... saw her from their back windows, but they did not know—as how should they?—who had the charge of this lot, and there was no reason why they should be surprised to see a cornfield there. We only raised green corn. I am fond of Indian cake, but I did not care to grind my own corn, and I could buy sweet meal without trouble. I settled the milk question, after the first winter, by keeping our own goats. I fenced in, with a wire fence, the northwest corner of our little empire, and put there a ...
— The Brick Moon, et. al. • Edward Everett Hale

... from Mr. Otis, were merely such as form the ordinary conversation of cultured Americans of the better class, such as the immense superiority of Miss Fanny Devonport over Sarah Bernhardt as an actress; the difficulty of obtaining green corn, buckwheat cakes, and hominy, even in the best English houses; the importance of Boston in the development of the world-soul; the advantages of the baggage-check system in railway traveling; and the sweetness of the New York accent as compared to the London drawl. ...
— Humorous Ghost Stories • Dorothy Scarborough

... grew less. She had been thrust so suddenly into a new world of tender emotion that she was frightened. She did not want to go out again, and sat watching Pani as she made some delicious broth out of fresh green corn, that was always a great treat ...
— A Little Girl in Old Detroit • Amanda Minnie Douglas

... by a strategic line between Chartres in the south and Gisors and Beauvais in the north, seems to be confident that Vernon will not be occupied by the Germans, for he managed to send me today a big basket full of peaches, pears, string beans, and green corn. ...
— Paris War Days - Diary of an American • Charles Inman Barnard

... swinging in the breeze, On some grey rock: The single sheep, and the one blasted tree, And the bleak music from that old stone wall:— In the meadows and the lower ground, Was all the sweetness of a common dawn:— And that green corn all day is ...
— Essays from 'The Guardian' • Walter Horatio Pater

... getting as much as they can out o' you, if they come, there's no sort of doubt in my mind. It's my belief Mimy Lawson will kill herself some of these days upon green corn. She was at home to tea one day last summer, ...
— The Wide, Wide World • Susan Warner

Words linked to "Green corn" :   sweet corn, Indian corn, Zea mays rugosa, Zea mays, sugar corn, maize, sweet corn plant, corn, edible corn, Zea saccharata

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