Definition of Sweet corn

1. Noun. A corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating.




2. Noun. Corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft.
Exact synonyms: Green Corn
Generic synonyms: Corn, Edible Corn

Definition of Sweet corn

1. Noun. Corn (specifically maize) suitable for eating by humans, as distinguished from corn raised as animal feed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Corn

sweet bells
sweet birch
sweet bread
sweet buckeye
sweet calabash
sweet calamus
sweet cheeks
sweet cherry
sweet chestnut
sweet cicely
sweet cider
sweet ciders
sweet clover
sweet coltsfoot
sweet corn (current term)
sweet corn plant
sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup
sweet dreams
sweet elder
sweet false chamomile
sweet fern
sweet flag
sweet flags
sweet four o'clock
sweet gale
sweet goldenrod

Literary usage of Sweet corn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (1907)
"The breeding of sweet corn for seed is very important for Maryland, ... Maryland's interest in sweet corn can be better appreciated when it is realized that ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Special retail packages for celery and sweet corn are shown in Figs. 2717 and 2718. Onions are shipped in bags holding two bushels, in slat crates holding ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"Mr. Storm—I was wondering what you thought about putting in a large variety of sweet corn for a silo. Mr. Glover—I cannot say very much from experience for ..."

4. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1914)
"This is a specific communicable disease of sweet corn and some other races of maize, ... The choice edible varieties known as sugar-corn or sweet-corn are ..."

5. The Corn Crops: A Discussion of Maize, Kafirs, and Sorghums as Grown in the by Edward Gerrard Montgomery (1913)
"Sometimes sweet corn is planted as a silage or forage crop. The development of sweet corn has been discussed in another place (page 79). ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Kernels of Corn on the cob—sweet corn behind. Pop Com in front (X }í). ... sweet corn and Pop Corn only will receive special attention in this article. ..."

7. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"This disease was first discovered in the market gardens of Long Island, where much damage was done to sweet corn, Zea mays. It has since been found in Iowa ..."

8. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"This disease was first discovered in the market gardens of Long Island, where much damage was done to sweet corn, Zea mays. It has since been found in Iowa ..."

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