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corn bread

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The slaves live exclusively on corn bread; their masters vary it with wheat cakes.

    The Americans as They Are Charles Sealsfield
  • Immediately after roll-call, corn bread is brought in for breakfast.

  • He was very hungry, and he picked up a piece of corn bread to eat with it.

    The Red Mustang William O. Stoddard
  • corn bread and molasses are almost unknown and when they have molasses it is eaten with a spoon.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • corn bread was nearly always to be had; in some places often nothing else.

  • Carmena rose from beside the embers of the fire with the pan and corn bread.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • corn bread was the staple food, although another kind of bread was often made of wild oats mixed with sunflower seed.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for corn bread

corn bread

a kind of bread made from maize meal Also called Indian bread
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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