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"Ear" of corn etymology

MentalCaviar at aol.com MentalCaviar at aol.com
Thu May 16 10:24:56 EST 2002

I am writing on behalf a 5th grade class in San Diego. The question 
came up, "Why do they call it an Ear of Corn?"  I have yet to find 
this answer. If anyone can satisfy the curiousity of these eager 
minds, I would love an email to MentalCaviar at aol.com.

Thanks in advance.

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