field corn


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field corn

n.
Any of several starchy varieties of corn harvested when dry for use as livestock feed, as food for humans, or for industrial purposes.
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field corn

n
(Agriculture) US any variety of corn that is grown as a feed for livestock
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field′ corn`


n.
feed corn grown for stock.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grainfield corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
dent corn, Zea mays indentata - corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity
flint corn, flint maize, Yankee corn, Zea mays indurata - corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm
flour corn, soft corn, squaw corn, Zea mays amylacea - corn having kernels almost entirely of soft starch
field crop - a crop (other than fruits or vegetables) that is grown for agricultural purposes; "cotton, hay, and grain are field crops"
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When blackberries set fruit, then the earliest field corn starts to tassel.
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John Hartwell Cocke of Bremo Plantation in central Virginia, the field corn's stalks produced at least two to four cobs each, double the average yield of other varieties.
"Our largest revenue maker by volume of business is easily field corn sales.
During the time in which the family took a break from the store, they switched from raising sweet corn to field corn.
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