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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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  • corn bread and molasses are almost unknown and when they have molasses it is eaten with a spoon.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • Carmena rose from beside the embers of the fire with the pan and corn bread.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Immediately after roll-call, corn bread is brought in for breakfast.

  • But then she did think of it, and her parents wondered why she could not eat her corn bread.

    The Little Indian Weaver Madeline Brandeis
  • After the corn bread we had so long lived upon, this was manna.

  • We have filled up on corn bread, and are waiting for further orders.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • The men and boys were not idle while we baked the corn bread and made coffee.

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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