celts and corn? Home › Forums › Questions and Feedback › celts and corn? This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Jamie 4 years, 5 months ago. Author Posts June 20, 2013 at 5:19 am #15941 joyParticipant I thought corn came from America? was there something else that they knew as corn that also had 'ears'? June 21, 2013 at 1:29 am #19290 greg_of_the_mcdParticipant The proper term for American corn is maize. Corn was a general term for grain before Americans repurposed the word to mean maize. It's similar to how American moose == Eurasian elk and American elk == red deer. June 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm #19291 JamieKeymaster Yep, Greg is correct. I think I mentioned it in a later episode (because I got quite a few emails asking about it). But yes, Corn is generic grain except inside the US. :) Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.