The so-called Foliated Cross at the Mayan ruins at Palenque depicts the cosmos as a leafy corn plant through which the lifeblood of the universe flows.
In Portuguese, corn plasters are known as pensos para os calos.
Shucking corn can give you blisters.
Cornucopia, Wis., was a major strawberry hub in the early 20th century.
Silage is fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation.
In 1935, Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Scotty Wiseman wrote the song "Good Old Mountain Dew."
Lamar Stringfield was the first conductor of the N.C. Symphony.
Hominy is the hulled and dried kernels of corn. The ground meal made from hulled and dried kernels is grits.
Pone and hominy are derived from the Virginian Algonquian dialect.
Detasseling, done to ensure the survival of hybrids, is the removal of the male (tassel) part of the corn plant.
Sources: The Story of Corn, Cornucopia Business Association, our readers, Portuguese for Travellers, American Heritage Dictionary