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field corn

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noun
  1. feed corn grown for stock.

Origin of field corn

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • Sweet-corn seed often decays if put into the ground as early as field-corn.

    ABC of Vegetable Gardening

    Eben Eugene Rexford


British Dictionary definitions for field corn

field corn

noun
  1. US any variety of corn that is grown as a feed for livestock
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