flint corn
noun Date: 1705 an Indian corn (Zea mays indurata) having hard horny usually rounded kernels with the soft endosperm enclosed by a hard outer layer

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  • Flint corn — Flint corn, (Zea mays indurata; also known in most countries as Indian corn or sometimes calico corn) is the same species as, but a different variant of maize (var. Linnaeus).[1] Because each kernel has a hard outer layer to protect the soft… …   Wikipedia

  • flint corn — flint′ corn n. pln a variety of corn, Zea mays indurata, with very hard skinned kernels • Etymology: 1695–1705, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • flint corn — ☆ flint corn n. a variety of corn (Zea mays var. indurata) with very hard kernels not dented at the tip …   English World dictionary

  • flint corn — noun corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm • Syn: ↑flint maize, ↑Yankee corn, ↑Zea mays indurata • Hypernyms: ↑field corn * * * noun also flint …   Useful english dictionary

  • flint 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)

  • flint corn — a variety of corn, Zea mays indurata, having very hard skinned kernels not subject to shrinkage. [1695 1705, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Corn — is an English word dating back to Anglo Saxon times or earlier meaning cereal or grain. It commonly refers, in modern American usage, to Indian corn, that is, maize, but can also refer to wheat, barley, rye and so on.Early Modern English… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • flint maize — noun corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm • Syn: ↑flint corn, ↑Yankee corn, ↑Zea mays indurata • Hypernyms: ↑field corn * * * noun see flint corn …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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)

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