field corn

noun

Definition of field corn

: corn (such as dent corn or flint corn) with starchy kernels that are used especially as livestock feed or processed into food products (such as cornmeal, corn oil, and corn syrup) or ethanol

Examples of field corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The soybeans are being harvested now and field corn will soon follow. Curtis Roelle, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Star Points: Is the Great Pumpkin rising? No, it’s Mars," 3 Oct. 2020 Each year, the farm plants acres of field corn then plows down winding paths to form a pattern and a puzzle. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Corn maze changes ways a little for coronavirus era," 2 Oct. 2020 The sweet corn huitlacoche tastes sweeter than the usual huitlacoche that grows on field corn, which tends to have an earthy flavor. Jordan Nutting, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After 5 years of experimenting, Mushroom Mike develops corn fungus for Mexican delicacies," 31 Aug. 2020 Seasonal Recipes Native Americans made succotash from field corn and wild beans. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A riff on traditional succotash adds a chile to the corn and white beans," 1 July 2019 Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (the dent stage), sweet corn is picked when the kernels are still tender (the milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Corn on the Cob Day: How to observe in Central Florida," 11 June 2018 Seasonal Recipes Native Americans made succotash from field corn and wild beans. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A riff on traditional succotash adds a chile to the corn and white beans," 1 July 2019 Planting for sweet corn is a little different than commercial field corn or popcorn. Nyssa Kruse, Indianapolis Star, "Commercial corn prices are going up. Here's what that could mean for your grocery bill," 17 June 2019 The end of popcorn maturation will also be late, potentially up against an early frost like field corn. Nyssa Kruse, Indianapolis Star, "Commercial corn prices are going up. Here's what that could mean for your grocery bill," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of field corn

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Field corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20corn. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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