: 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 WebGrits — beloved throughout the American South and among those with connections to it — are traditionally made from dent corn.
Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021 Neal planted tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes, beans, pumpkins, squash, dent corn for making corn meal, herbs and edible flowers.
Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 His uncle and father had been growing this white dent corn variety since the 1930s.
Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2019
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