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dent corn

n.
A tall-growing variety of corn (Zea mays var. indentata) having yellow or white kernels that are indented at the tip.

dent′ corn`


n.
a variety of field corn, Zea mays indentata, having kernels that become indented as they ripen.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.dent corn - corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturitydent corn - corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity
field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
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Will, who founded the Pioneer Brand Seed House in North Dakota, promoted Yellow Dent corn.
The corn used as animal feed, called dent corn or field corn, is Zea mays indentata.
Among the crops being tried now are red dent corn for flour; tef, an Ethiopian grass that produces high quality forage hay as well as seeds that can be used for flour for people who are gluten intolerant; tritidal, a wheat-barley cross; and various legumes.
Even if you do not intend to grow any, learn something of the difference among dent corn, popcorn, gourd seed, and sweet corn.
Named in honor of the year Kentucky became a state, the foundation of 1792's rich velvety taste comes from a blend of small grains, including dent corn, rye, and malted barley.
A statistical procedure has been developed to analyze visible and near-infrared spectra to select the optimal pair of spectral bands for sorting of mycotoxin-contaminated yellow dent corn in a bichromatic sorter.
It's the dent corn - used for animal feed, corn syrup, ethylene alcohol, corn syrup, cornstarch and much more - that is the most important, and which is grown and harvested in the largest quantities, notes Olwen Woodier, author of ``Corn, 140 Recipes: Roasted, Creamed, Simmered + More.
It will be most useful to sweet-corn breeders, since there's more concern about ear damage for that crop than for dent corn.
We planted ours in the middle of a field of dent corn to protect the popcorn plants from the strong winds in our area, and we still had some stalks blown over.