flint corn

noun

Definition of flint corn 

: corn of a variety (Zea mays indurata) having kernels with a very hard smooth seed coat enclosing a small amount of soft endosperm

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All American Zea mays includes sweet, field, popping, ornamental, flour and flint corns, the latter two usually used for corn meal. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Double-duty: Grow corn to support bean stalks too | Idaho Statesman," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flint corn

1705, in the meaning defined above

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