Definition of Indian corn in English:

Indian corn


North American
  • A type of maize with large brown and yellow grains, not usually eaten but used to make decorations at festivals such as Thanksgiving.

    • ‘Corn snakes are named because of the similarity between their markings and the patterns of Indian corn.’
    • ‘But freight rates from the United States to Southeast Asia were touching $80-100 a tonne, making Indian corn purchases economical.’
    • ‘Contrast this with the typical Zapotec Indian corn field in Oaxaca, Mexico, the world center of corn diversity and corn's point of original cultivation.’
    • ‘I did some experiments with Indian corn in the backyard.’
    • ‘Corn stalks, and Indian corn are decorative touches that add so much to areas around your home.’
    • ‘Growing 3 acres of Indian corn may not be feeding the world, but there's a demand for it.’
    • ‘When we returned to the house, our master gave us each our allowance of raw Indian corn, which we pounded in a mortar and boiled in water for our suppers.’
    • ‘We plodded and stumbled upwards for nearly an hour - now through high patches of Indian corn, now over boulders, now along stony tracks or over bare slopes - but always mounting.’
    • ‘After mixing colors true to the objects, they were to paint a still life featuring Indian corn, a pumpkin and a colorful place mat.’
    • ‘There's popcorn for popping, flint corn for grinding into cornmeal, sweet corn for corn on the cob, and Indian corn for harvest celebrations.’
    • ‘At any farmer's market you'll find decorative Indian corn with its pale yellow and dark red, brown, and black kernels, as well as rows of mums with their petals in rainbows of bright earth tones.’
    • ‘I accent the vase with Indian corn, gourds, and artificial fall leaves.’
    sweetcorn, maize, corn on the cob, indian corn
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Indian corn