Meaning of “corn on the cob” in the English Dictionary

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"corn on the cob" in English

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corn on the cobnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɔːn.ɒn.ðə ˈkɒb/ us /ˌkɔːrn.ɑːn.ðə ˈkɑːb/

Examples from literature

  • Blanch corn on the cob five minutes. 
  • Corn on the cob is taken with the fingers, but is never served at a dinner party. 
  • I left Jim because when he ate corn on the cob he always closed his eyes and it drove me wild. 
  • In serving sweet corn on the cob, provide finger-bowls, or a small doily to use in holding the ear of corn. 
  • Sweet corn on the cob should be cooked as soon as possible after taking it from stalk, as after being removed it soon loses its sweetness. 

(Definition of “corn on the cob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corn on the cob" in American English

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corn on the cobnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɔrn ɔn ðə ˈkɑb, ɑn/

the tube shaped part of corn with its sweet yellow or white kernels (= seeds) left on it, served as a cooked vegetable

(Definition of “corn on the cob” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)