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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of corn (Zea mays var. rugosa), the common table and canning corn, having kernels that are sweet when young. Also called sugar corn.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a variety of the maize of a sweet taste. See the Note under Corn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
  • n. corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft

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