Examples from the Web for nubbins
And that was a poor farm in a remote part of Indiana, in a little place that was so poor that the corn was all nubbins.
One is filled with nubbins; the other with large, shapely, well-matured ears of corn.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
And I'm afeard they'll be a heap of nubbins not wuth the shuckin'.The End Of The World|Edward Eggleston
The faces of the ashlars are nicely finished except for several rough bosses or nubbins.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
So poor indeed, that it was capable of producing nothing but nubbins (corn) from which it derived its name.