from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Bread made from cornmeal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. bread made of Indian meal.
  • n. a bread made from corn meal.
  • n. in the northeastern U. S., a moist and heavy sourdough rye bread.


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  • She stood up from the lounge chair, brushed a few corn bread crumbs from her shorts, and headed over to the huge spread Cally’s parents had set out underneath a tent on the south side of the lawn.

    She’s Got the Beat

  • The conversation broke up with the arrival of Stephen and Johnny Livingstone carrying a bed; Olivia squawked and hurried home, leaving the three men and Kitty to eat Sunday dinner, a makeshift affair of pooled resources—pease cooked with a little salt pork, a dish of rice and onions, corn bread and a dessert of bananas from Richard’s palms, several of which had the peculiar habit of bearing different-looking fruit early.

    Morgan’s Run

  • So she and Ada left the boy mopping his plate with a heel of corn bread and went in the house and banked up the fire and quickly threw together a camping kit to Ruby's specification.

    Cold Mountain

  • I put Howard Keel's drink and whiskey bottle back in the opening scene, and then ff'd to the barnraising and turned the pan of corn bread back into a jug before I watched Alis.

    Futures Imperfect

  • I saw no corn bread on the trip until on the return I reached Mount Airy,

    Two boys in the Civil War and after,

  • The old men of the party grew especially weak from such short rations, and when they could no longer walk, even when prodded by rifle barrels, they were fed a gruel made of buttermilk with old corn bread crumbed up in it.

    Cold Mountain


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