flint corn


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

Examples of flint corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dent and flint corn varieties, for grits and cornbread (and sometimes for moonshine), were the predominant Southern homestead corn long before summer sweet corn was developed as part of the sugarization of the modern palate. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "A once-famous, long-lost corn variety returns from the dead," 27 Nov. 2019 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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1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Flint corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flint%20corn. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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