what do you call cornsilk

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
#1
so when I was in England last year, I had to get used to what I had only read about in British books. (corn is any cereal grain, and what we call corn is maize)

so now I think, what do you call cornsilk? (maizesilk?)

(fyi that is the fiber/hair beneath the husk most people remove before cooking or eating)
 

ExTended

Journeyed there and back again
#4
We call those 'corn hair'.

Shame it isn't more pronounced, we could've been calling it a 'corn mane' instead. :)

EDIT: What Neil Gaiman said relates to my country too. Sometimes we'd be using wheat, grain and corn intermittently. He also have a separate, more rural type of word for corn and it's 'kukuruz'. It sounds quite colorful when it's pronounced with the right gusto! :D
 
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