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dent corn

noun
1.
a variety of field corn, Zea mays indentata, having yellow or white kernels that become indented as they ripen.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • 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.
  • It takes the ocean voyage much better because soft yellow dent corn mushes in the ship.
  • Product yields and fat contents were fairly typical of those for normal dent corn.
  • These plants processed commodity yellow dent corn available locally.

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