squirrel corn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squirrel corn American plant with cream-colored flowers and tuberous roots resembling kernels of corn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Squirrel corn (Bot) a North American herb (Dicentra Canadensis) bearing little yellow tubers.
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Usage

In literature:

Squirrels, wild things, cotton and corn, plenty of it.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
A savory dish of stewed squirrel and corn dumplings served for lunch.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The squirrels were whisking their tails in the trees near by, and the crows were cawing in a corn field not far off.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
Squirrels brought nuts, crows brought corn, the ants brought sweet things of many kinds.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
And he ate until squirrel, fish, and the cakes, both of rye and corn, had disappeared.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Examples: trillium, bloodroot, squirrel-corn, Indian turnip, Solomon's seal, etc.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
A pet squirrel came to comfort him or to get some corn.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
In the fall, the squirrel gathers nuts and corn, and stores them up near his winter nest.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
He planted seven acres in corn, but all he did was hunt deer and squirrels.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He was poor as a squirrel, having a nest in these woods and the corn for nuts, and little else besides.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
DICENTRA includes the Bleeding Heart; also the native little Dutchman's Breeches and Squirrel Corn, and a few other species.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Do you think Mr. Red Squirrel stopped then to eat his fat kernel of yellow corn?
"Among the Forest People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
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In news:

Filled with corn or soybeans the feeder will attract deer, turkey squirrels ducks, geese and countless species on birds.
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