dent corn

noun
a variety of field corn, Zea mays indentata, having yellow or white kernels that become indented as they ripen.

Origin:
1870–75

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dent corn

noun
corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity 
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Example sentences
The vast majority of yellow dent corn is used as livestock feed and production
  of ethanol.
Dent corn is used to feed animals and to make ethanol fuel, cornstarch, and
  sweeteners.
Popcorn is less adaptable to environmental extremes than is dent corn.
Dent corn in an adjacent field showed mild infection in rows bordering the
  infected sweet corn.
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