field corn

Definitions of field corn
  1. noun
    corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
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    types:
    Zea mays indentata, dent corn
    corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity
    Yankee corn, Zea mays indurata, flint corn, flint maize
    corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm
    Zea mays amylacea, flour corn, soft corn, squaw corn
    corn having kernels almost entirely of soft starch
    type of:
    Indian corn, Zea mays, corn, maize
    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
    field crop
    a crop (other than fruits or vegetables) that is grown for agricultural purposes
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