Definition of corn sugar in US English:

corn sugar


  • Dextrose, especially when made from cornstarch.

    • ‘This natural product comes from fermenting corn sugar with the microorganism Xanthomonas campestris.’
    • ‘And then you only use 3/4 of a cup of corn sugar for 5 gallons of beer.’
    • ‘Last year, Dow Chemical and Cargill (an international food and agricultural company) broke ground on the world's first manufacturing facility that will make plastic from corn sugar, rather than petroleum.’
    • ‘Many sugars are hidden in prepared foods in the form of sucrose and corn sugars.’
    • ‘Ordinary corn syrup can be refined further into what is called ‘corn sugar’ or ‘solid glucose’.’