Indian corn


Definition of Indian corn

1 : a tall widely cultivated American cereal grass (Zea mays) bearing seeds on elongated ears : corn sense 4a
2 : the ears of Indian corn also : its edible seeds
3 : corn having hard kernels of various colors (such as reddish brown, dark purple, and yellow) that is typically used for ornamental purposes

First Known Use of Indian corn

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Indian corn was in 1604

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“Indian corn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of Indian corn

2 : corn that is of a variety having seeds of various colors (as reddish brown, dark purple, and yellow) and is typically used for ornamental purposes


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