Also called Indian bread. a quick bread made from cornmeal and often including buttermilk or bacon drippings, originating from the cooking of Native Americans and common in the American South.
Also called korn·broyt [Yiddish kawrn-broit]; /Yiddish ˈkɔrn brɔɪt/; Jew·ish corn rye [joo ish kawrn-rahy] /ˈdʒu ɪʃ ˈkɔrn ˌraɪ/ . a heavy sourdough rye bread, usually dusted with cornmeal.
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How to use cornbread in a sentence
Jones and his family have said that Jones was home that night, playing Monopoly with them and eating “spaghetti and cornbread.”Oklahoma will not execute Julius Jones, but the outcome should still trouble you | Jamil Smith | November 18, 2021 | Vox
I held my breath as I traveled the 15 feet from kitchen to dining room, balancing bowls stacked high with rosemary roasted potatoes, freshly baked buns and fluffy wedges of cornbread.Puerto Rican pernil is a standout Thanksgiving roast. Just guard that crispy skin. | Monti Carlo | November 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Expect a cozy holiday read-aloud and a hankering for homemade cornbread.
Relegated to second fiddle in stuffing, or as a side of side dishes in cornbread and dinner rolls, bread is as sidelined and forgotten at Thanksgiving as those wilted green beans that your aunt keeps bringing but no one ever eats.Hear Me Out: There Should Be More Bread at Thanksgiving | Dayna Evans | November 16, 2021 | Eater
Like its cornbread inspiration, this cake is casual and familiar.A Blueberry-Glazed Cornbread Cake That Proves the Side Dish Can Be Dessert | Joy Cho | July 9, 2021 | Eater
We love the chicken on a pallet of herby, slightly sweet cornbread dressing, which imbibes all the seeping juices.
In the opening moments we saw Clinton hugging Dove; doing a walk-and-talk shot; helping Dove make cornbread in front of a class.Chelsea Clinton Makes Her Low-Key Debut on NBC's ‘Rock Center’ | Howard Kurtz | December 13, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
To this day, I pick up a box of Jiffy cornbread mix when shopping.
Making this recipe extra appealing to me, though, is how much I love cornbread stuffing.
Oh, you should taste dandelions boiled with bacon and served with mother's cornbread.A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
How good, in the mist-drenched wood, tasted the scalding coffee, how good the cornbread and the bacon!The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
The general helped his guest to cornbread and himself began upon frumenty.The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
Made serious attempts to buy cornbread of citizens or hard-tack from trains going to the front, but failed.An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Women and boys in camp trading cornbread off for coffee and salt, etc. with the soldiers.An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
British Dictionary definitions for corn bread
a kind of bread made from maize meal: Also called: Indian bread
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