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corn bread

noun
1.
Also called Indian bread. a bread made of cornmeal.
2.
(especially in northeastern U.S.) a sourdough rye bread, moist and heavy in texture.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50, Americanism
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  • The common diet of the people was fat pork and corn bread.
  • We ate a lot of beef and chicken with potatoes, green beans, and corn bread.
  • Everyone knows about corn meal, white or yellow, used for breading catfish and making corn bread.
  • With some warm corn bread, this chili is a meal in itself.
  • The daily vegetable roster depends on what's in season, but you can always count on good biscuits and corn bread.
  • Dinner menu items include griddled corn bread, beer-battered chicken fingers and shrimp served with chipotle pepper cream sauce.
  • Eggs were packed in cornmeal, which then was used to make corn bread.
  • Serve hot as is, over rice or with tortillas or corn bread.
  • Serve with sauteed collards or kale and corn bread from the bakery.
  • The meals will include corn bread, baked beans and lemonade or coffee.
British Dictionary definitions for corn bread

corn bread

noun
1.
a kind of bread made from maize meal Also called Indian bread
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Encyclopedia Article for corn bread

any of various breads made wholly or in part of cornmeal, corn (maize) ground to the consistency of fine granules. Cornbread is especially associated with the cuisine of the Southern and Atlantic U.S. states. Because corn lacks elastic gluten, it cannot be raised with yeast; consequently, most cornbreads are leavened with baking powder or baked unleavened, even when made partly of wheat flour. Cornbreads tend to be crumbly in texture and do not keep well.

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