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corn silk

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noun
the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn.
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Origin of corn silk

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for corn silk

corn silk

noun
US and Canadian the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic
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