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guinea corn

[OED idem, but cf. DAE a variety of maize, because it was introduced from the Guinea coast of Africa or "because speckled like a guinea-fowl"] n. a variety of millet (Sorghum vulgare): 1786 Guinea corn: 10½ rls. [reales] the bushel (Bahama Gazette). 1979 Guinea corn is mostly grown in the Family Islands; it grows like corn, but it has a smaller seed (Burrows 95). Guinea corn is black and white Indian corn is red and bigger (San Sal.). (Black)

Tags: agriculture, food, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-23 16:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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