field corn

field corn
corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
Hypernyms: ↑corn, ↑maize, ↑Indian corn, ↑Zea mays, ↑field crop

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: an Indian corn (as dent corn, flint corn, or soft corn) grown for feeding stock or for market grain and having kernels that are usually white or yellow and not sweet

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feed corn grown for stock.
[1855-60, Amer.]

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field corn,
a type of corn grown primarily as feed for livestock or to be ground as meal. The kernels are tough and not sweet.

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n. corn grown to feed livestock

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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