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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of corn (Zea mays var. saccharata or rugosa), the common table and canning corn, having kernels that are sweet when young.

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

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

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