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green corn

  1. sweet corn(def 2).
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Origin of green corn

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Historical Examples

  • That is why the Indians have the Pheasant dance, as a part of the Green-corn dance.

    Myths and Legends of the Great Plains


  • They were fond of roasting ears of corn, and they welcomed the crop with the festival of the green-corn dance.

  • They wished to honor her, so they asked her to be present at their Green-Corn Feast, and become one of them.

  • There is a large live-oak where they used to dance around their scalp pole at the green-corn feast.

  • The Groundhog dance is one of those belonging to the great thanksgiving ceremony, Green-corn dance.

British Dictionary definitions for green corn

green corn

  1. another name for sweet corn (def. 1)
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