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

Examples of flint corn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parents make sloppy Joes out of bison meat and substitute flint corn for wheat pasta. Richard Mertens, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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 12 Jun. 2021.

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