dent corn


Definition of dent corn

: corn of a variety (Zea mays indentata) having kernels that become indented at the top during ripening

Examples of dent corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neal planted tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes, beans, pumpkins, squash, dent corn for making corn meal, herbs and edible flowers. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities gardeners grow food for their neighbors on city boulevards," 25 Dec. 2020 His uncle and father had been growing this white dent corn variety since the 1930s. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "A once-famous, long-lost corn variety returns from the dead," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dent corn

1852, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Dent corn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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