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corn flour

flour made from corn.
British. cornstarch.
Origin of corn flour
An Americanism dating back to 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Josh was a very hearty eater, so that the peck of corn flour allowed the slaves for a week's ration lasted him only a half.

    My Life In The South Jacob Stroyer
  • The feeding of children on corn flour, often made with but little milk, is a fruitful source of rickets.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • The night I gave my little lecture there—among my receipts were corn—flour—pork—cheese—chickens—on foot and in the shell.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • If corn meal is further ground and bolted, we have corn flour.

    Food Guide for War Service at Home

    Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
  • When deprived of the gluten it constitutes oswego, maizena or corn flour.

  • corn flour seems to have been peculiarly prepared by Providence for the pioneers.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • Mix dry ingredients to corn flour, then eggs, milk and last butter.

  • Mix all well together, and gradually add a tablespoonful of corn flour end two of ground almonds to thicken it.

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