Definition of soft corn in English:

soft corn

noun

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

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.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Eachard (bap. 1637, d. 1697), college head. From soft + corn<br>mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Bartram (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America. From soft + corn.

Pronunciation

soft corn

/ˌsɒf(t) ˈkɔːn/