from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Young, tender ears of sweet corn.
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- n. corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft
- n. a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
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Pussey and Leo and I stood round the terrible thing hoisted on a piece of broken paling, and the green corn whispered around us.
His beautiful woods are gone; the green corn grows where the green trees grew, and the bruised and torn face of his mother earth muddies to disgust, with her clay-freighted tears, the limpid streams by which he sat down to rest, and from which he drank to quench his thirst from weariness earned in his hunt for wild game, which grew with him, and grew for him, as nature's provision.
Page 135 towards Frederick City, and after my brigade had lain down I received a message from General Jackson to let my men get green corn for two days, but, I told the staff officer bringing it, that they had already drawn their rations in that article, which was all they had now to eat.
The rations obtained by Jackson's command from the enemy's stores, at Manassas, which were confined to what could be brought off in haversacks, were also exhausted, and on this day boiled fresh beef, without salt or bread, was issued to my brigade, which with an ear or two of green corn roasted by a fire, constituted also my own supply of food, at this time.
"We call this even now," adjutant W. M. Owen wrote after some twenty years, "the green corn campaign."