why is corn called an “ear of corn”?

so yeah? why? is it associated with ears or something?

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  • An “ear” is the flowering part of a plant that is spiked or elongated in shape, like that of grasses. Corn is a grass, the “ear of corn” is the flower spike that we eat.

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    why is corn called an “ear of corn”?

    so yeah? why? is it associated with ears or something?

  • It’s not because it “looks like an ear”.

    It comes from “Ahs” the Gothic word for “husk of corn”. Many dictionaries and encyclopedias will include this etymology.

  • Because when God made corn he popped the first seeds out of his ears.

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    Because the old folks always put the corn corb in their ears.

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