Origin of green corn
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for green corn
That is why the Indians have the Pheasant dance, as a part of the Green-corn dance.
They were fond of roasting ears of corn, and they welcomed the crop with the festival of the green-corn dance.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia
They wished to honor her, so they asked her to be present at their Green-Corn Feast, and become one of them.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
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.Myths of the Cherokee
- another name for sweet corn (def. 1)