Main meanings of soft corn in English

: soft corn1soft corn2

soft corn1

Pronunciation /ˌsɒf(t) ˈkɔːn/

noun

  • A relatively soft type of corn typically occurring between the toes.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Eachard (bap. 1637, d. 1697), college head. From soft + corn.

Main meanings of soft corn in English

: soft corn1soft corn2

soft corn2

Pronunciation /ˌsɒf(t) ˈkɔːn/

noun

  • Originally: moisture-rich maize kernels, especially from cobs harvested before full maturity. In later use also: maize kernels which lack horny endosperm; any of the cultivated varieties of maize producing such kernels.

    The group of cultivated varieties of maize producing kernels without horny endosperm is often called Zea mays convar. amylacea.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Bartram (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America. From soft + corn.