1. any of several varieties of corn, esp. 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, esp. when used as a table vegetable. Also called green corn.
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