horse corn

nounMidland U.S.
  1. field corn.

Origin of horse corn

First recorded in 1570–80

Words Nearby horse corn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use horse corn in a sentence

  • The horse corn planter is a form of grain drill, which does the same work as the hand planter.

  • A large dish of parched horse-corn was placed in the center of the table.

    Negro Tales | Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • Wanted Manufactured on royalty, a valuable patented two-horse corn Planter.

  • "I see that parched horse-corn and fine dresses go well together," said Rodney's mother, as she helped their empty plates.

    Negro Tales | Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • A famine at hand is first seen in the horse-manger, when the poor do fall to horse corn.

    Elizabethan England | William Harrison