Definition of starch corn in US English:

starch corn


  • 1Any variety of wheat, barley, or rye having a high content of starch, especially a starch wheat (now rare).

  • 2Any variety of maize that is rich in starch or grown for the production of starch.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Gerard (c1545–1612), herbalist. After post-classical Latin amyleum frumentum.