dent corn
noun Date: 1852 an Indian corn having kernels that contain both hard and soft starch and that become indented at maturity

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  • dent corn — dent′ corn n. pln a variety of field corn, Zea mays indentata, having kernels that become indented as they ripen • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • dent corn — ☆ dent corn n. a strain of Indian corn (Zea mays var. indentata) in which the mature kernel develops a slight depression at the tip …   English World dictionary

  • dent corn — noun corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity • Syn: ↑Zea mays indentata • Hypernyms: ↑field corn * * * noun Etymology: dent (I) 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dent corn — paprastasis kukurūzas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos aliejinis, daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, grūdinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Zea mays), iš kurio gaminami saldikliai,… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dent corn — a variety of field corn, Zea mays indentata, having yellow or white kernels that become indented as they ripen. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Corn syrup — on a black surface Corn syrup is a food syrup, which is made from the starch of maize and contains varying amounts of maltose and higher oligosaccharides, depending on the grade. Corn syrup is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent… …   Wikipedia

  • dent — (dan ; le t se lie : une dan t aiguë ; au pluriel, l s se lie : des dan z aiguës) s. f. 1°   Chacun des petits os recouverts d émail, qui, enclavés dans la mâchoire, servent à mâcher. Une dent gâtée. Le mal de dent. Avoir mal aux dents. Des dents …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • corn — corn1 /kawrn/, n. 1. Also called Indian corn; esp. technical and Brit., maize. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the grain, seeds, or kernels on large ears. 2. the grain, seeds,… …   Universalium

  • corn — paprastasis kukurūzas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos aliejinis, daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, grūdinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Zea mays), iš kurio gaminami saldikliai,… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Waxy corn — (maize) was found in China in 1909. As this plant showed many peculiar traits, the American breeders long used it as a genetic marker to tag the existence of hidden genes in other maize breeding programs. In 1922 a researcher found that the… …   Wikipedia

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