Do you know this Mexican vegetable?

Corn from Mercado La Merced

I found this skinny vegetable, which almost looks like oversized baby corn, at Mercado La Merced a few days ago. The vendor, an older woman with gray hair, told me the name. But she spoke softly and I was too embarrassed to ask her to repeat it. It sounded Nahuatl.

She said you remove the leaves, boil the cob and then shave off the kernels. She also said I could serve it with mole.

Have any of you seen this before? Each piece is roughly a foot long, with bumpy, somewhat soft flesh.

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