blue corn

noun

Definition of blue corn

: corn that has bluish kernels used to make flour and is grown especially in the southwestern U.S.

Examples of blue corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scones are made with blue corn, an essential ingredient in the cuisine of the state’s Native American tribes. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Hatch Chilies and Southwestern Hygge at Ursula," 20 Nov. 2020 Some of the foods she's served include blue corn pancakes made with juniper ash, tamales and quinoa con leche de coco. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Here are 6 Indigenous-owned restaurants and food stands to try in metro Phoenix," 12 Oct. 2020 The blue corn tortillas are made in the restaurant, and some enchiladas come artfully topped with greens from Profound Microfarms in Lucas, Texas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Former French Room chef opens enchilada restaurant Lada near Richardson," 22 Oct. 2020 This countercelebration to Columbus Day featured Native American songs, blessings and dancing as well as food such as blue corn mush and Navajo tea. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with speeches, song and dance," 13 Oct. 2020 Chef Renetto-Mario Etsitty uses Cortez Millin's Blue Bird Flour, a staple in Navajo and Hopi Nations, for the fry bread, as well as blue corn chips for the chilaquiles. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Here are 6 Indigenous-owned restaurants and food stands to try in metro Phoenix," 12 Oct. 2020 Folded into blue corn tortillas with fiery red chile salsa, onions and cilantro, those carnitas became street tacos with an attitude ($25 for the kit). Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "3 San Antonio restaurants with outstanding takeout: Thai Dee, Cappy’s and Mixtli," 11 June 2020 Beloved by chefs across the country for sourcing high-quality landrace corn, this L.A. based tortilla brand imports heirloom white and blue corn from a network of small traditional farmers in Mexico. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Stockpile These Tortillas for a Lifetime of Great Tacos," 13 Feb. 2020 These antioxidant-rich heirloom blue corn tortillas made in Kansas City, MO, from kernels grown in Chihuahua, Mexico, can be found and purchased online. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Stockpile These Tortillas for a Lifetime of Great Tacos," 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of blue corn

1722, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2020

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“Blue corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20corn. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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