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 An order clocks in at $13 and includes three tacos with a soft, blue corn tortilla base. Kat Thompson, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 There's also the Café Car, which offers for-purchase dishes like a blue corn vegan tamale, a mac and cheese skillet, an angus cheeseburger, and chicken street tacos, as well as tipples like sparkling wine and hard cider. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Aug. 2022 In addition, the place makes salty and sweet bread, which is sold in the restaurant and distributed to other establishments, and also makes white corn, blue corn and flour tortillas sold per kilo. Imelda García, Dallas News, 26 July 2023 The Diaz family is exactly who blue corn was meant to help. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2023 Set off this dip's brilliant color by serving it with blue corn tortilla chips. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 At both the stand and the restaurant the fresh, chewy blue corn tortillas are made to order. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2023 The garnish, priced at $17.76, includes red lobster, garlic cream and blue corn tortilla strips. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2023 Some of his latest creations include wild rice horchata, tres leches blue corn cake and spring wild rice salad with milkweed. Frank Vaisvilas, Journal Sentinel, 16 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue corn was in 1722

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“Blue corn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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