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 This is where Baraki plants his flint corn and other vegetables. Jocelyn Ruggiero, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2023 Wreaths have edged out flint corn. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2022 Remove the kernels from a few ears of flint corn, and attach to the crescent with hot glue. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 15 July 2022 The group partnered with local farmers to revive the growing, milling, distribution and marketing of Chapalote flint corn and White Sonoran wheat. Jonmaesha Beltran, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2022 Specifically, the distillery used flint corn, which was used to make the first cornbread, local chestnuts that were prevalent 400 years ago,. Emily Price, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flint corn was in 1705

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“Flint corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flint%20corn. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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