Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 12:49:07 -0400
From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: origin of the WORD "corn"
Duane Campbell writes:
. . . Ron, the word "corn" actually
did originate in Iowa. It is derivitive from the Cornpone Indians . . .
The word CORN did NOT originate in Iowa. The word CORN is an English word of
Indo-European origin (cf. GRAIN). The fact that Native Americans in Iowa may
or may not have been the first to domesticate Zea mays is irrelevant to the
origin of the WORD.