- Also called Indian bread. a bread made of cornmeal.
- (especially in northeastern U.S.) a sourdough rye bread, moist and heavy in texture.
Origin of corn bread
An Americanism dating back to 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for corn bread
By the time the corn-bread was finished, Mrs. Pokeby had packed the baskets.
The men had boiled potatoes, fried pork, corn-bread, and biscuit.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
Many were in camp to-day with corn-bread, pies, and cakes to sell.The Citizen-Soldier
“We will take a good rest and eat our corn-bread,” responded Anna.A Little Maid of Old Maine
Alice Turner Curtis
They cooked their suppers, of corn-bread and venison steaks, which health and hunger rendered luxurious.
- a kind of bread made from maize mealAlso called: Indian bread
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