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why is it called an ear of corn?
asked Nov 27, 2010 by triuser (1,751 points)

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The word ear as in ear of corn comes from an Old English measurement, ear of grain. It is also related to the German word 'aehre' and the Dutch word 'aar'. It has no relation to the ears on the side of our heads, even though that is a common misconception.
answered Nov 27, 2010 by trianswer (22,754 points)