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Sweet corn   /swit kɔrn/   Listen
Sweet corn

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

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"Sweet corn" Quotes from Famous Books

... pieces of broiled venison, and in the other a composition at that time peculiar to the Indians, but which has since become a favorite in New England, and still retains its Indian name of "succotash." It is a dish consisting of sweet corn and beans boiled together, and savored with some kind of meat, according to the taste. The meat preferred by the vitiated taste of the whites is pork; but inasmuch as swine were unknown at the time in the country, except in the civilized settlements—the unclean ...
— The Knight of the Golden Melice - A Historical Romance • John Turvill Adams

... lapu-lapu, fresh from the Straits: if you have never tasted the flaky substance of a lapu-lapu,—don't! For once you do, you will be forever impatient of the quality of all other fish. Roast duck followed, with sweet corn, camotes, tart roselle sauce, a papaya salad, an ice, and pili nuts; all perfectly prepared, and flawlessly served by the expressionless Moro boy who moved ...
— Terry - A Tale of the Hill People • Charles Goff Thomson

Words linked to "Sweet corn" :   edible corn, Zea mays, Zea saccharata, maize, green corn, sweet corn plant, corn, Indian corn

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