Definition of Indian corn in English:

Indian corn

noun

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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I accent the vase with Indian corn, gourds, and artificial fall leaves.’
    • ‘Corn stalks, and Indian corn are decorative touches that add so much to areas around your home.’
    • ‘There's popcorn for popping, flint corn for grinding into cornmeal, sweet corn for corn on the cob, and Indian corn for harvest celebrations.’
    • ‘Corn snakes are named because of the similarity between their markings and the patterns of Indian corn.’
    • ‘After mixing colors true to the objects, they were to paint a still life featuring Indian corn, a pumpkin and a colorful place mat.’
    • ‘But freight rates from the United States to Southeast Asia were touching $80-100 a tonne, making Indian corn purchases economical.’
    • ‘Growing 3 acres of Indian corn may not be feeding the world, but there's a demand for it.’
    • ‘I did some experiments with Indian corn in the backyard.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    sweetcorn, maize, corn on the cob
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Pronunciation

Indian corn