Is corn a vegetable?

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  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    is CORN characterized  as a VEGETABLE ?

      WHOLE CORN  as on the cob is  in the catagory of a VEGETABLE

     the INDIVIDUAL CORN "KERNEL" is termed a GRAIN   

    catagory wise CORN is a VEGETABLE , GRAIN and a FRUIT  by definition  because GRAINS are by definition a type of FRUIT  according to popular Science    interesting so as a human Behavior  PEOPLE EAT  the part of a "PLANT" that people label as CORN    so if it not LABELED a vegetable will People stop eating corn   some  might ... A ROSE is a ROSE is a rose it can be a persons name or a name of a flower    or a Color  or a ROSE by any other name would smell as sweet

  • car253
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Corn is bad to eat.   It takes up way too much land to grow when other food is needed more. 

  • 8 months ago

    Corn is a grain.

  • 8 months ago

    yes, corn is a vegetable.

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  • 8 months ago

    It's a grain that many eat like a vegetable and is sold as a vegetable.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It's a completely overgrown grass seed.

  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    well unless it grew legs and walked away, Id assume its a plant, not an animal.. unless you mean. is it a fruit.. no..

  • 8 months ago

    No. Corn is a grain -- like wheat, oats, rice, rye, etc.  All grains are plants.  Vegetables are also plants -- as are fruits and legumes.  

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes, also a Starch

  • 8 months ago

    Yes.  It's a grain, a cereal, a grass.  But it's eaten as a vegetable, and also it belongs to the vegetable kingdom, meaning it's not animal or mineral.

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