1) Corn sown in spring, especially barley and oats. These were considered less hardy than wheat and rye.
1540 yf that my ware corne be not sowyn, yt then my be eqally devydyd emongs my said executors, Yafforth
1548 boithe my farmholdes ... with the corn sawen theron ... And the waire crop to be sawen, Aberford
1557 I wyll that he haue the farmeholde sowne both wyth hard corne and ware corne, East Keswick
1620 Item 10 day-worke of ware corne xvjli, Bingley.