Origin of Indian corn
An Americanism dating back to 1610–20
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These Indian-corn words have reached an accepted meaning after a competition.The Hoosier Schoolmaster
So they managed to make coffee, fry slices of side-meat, and bake a hoe-cake of Indian-corn meal.The Boy Settlers
Indian-corn and tobacco, although called indigenous, appear to have grown only when cultivated.
The planters found the Indian-corn so much better for bread than wheat, that they began to quit sowing it.
It is generally fed upon the Indian-corn, and gentlemen kill for their own use.
- another name for maize (def. 1)
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