Definition of Green corn
1. Noun. A corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating.
Group relationships: Corn, Edible Corn
Generic synonyms: Corn, Indian Corn, Maize, Zea Mays
2. Noun. Corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft.
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Literary usage of Green corn
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1. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody. An Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1860)
"green corn Pudding.—Take 2 doz. ears of green corn, split the kernels ... green corn Omelet.—Take 12 ears of boiled corn and remove it from the cob as ..."
2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"355, App. green corn. See quot. 1817. 1812 The garrison was left with only green corn to subsist on.— Mass. Spy, Oct. 7. 1817 Sweet corn is corn gathered ..."
3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1871)
"green corn-FODDER FOR MILCH COWS. The practice of sowing corn broadcast, or planting it in drills, to be rut daily and fed in a green or slightly dried ..."
4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1882)
"A hundred pounds of the green corn gave 18-85 pounds of dry solids, of which 6-07 were crude fiber, leaving 12-18 of solid matter available for food. ..."
5. League of the Ho-dé-no-sau-nee Or Iroquois by Lewis Henry Morgan (1904)
"Chapter II Worship of the Iroquois — Keepers of the Faith — Thanks to the Maple — Planting Festival — Berry Festival — green corn Festival—Harvest ..."