corn cockle

noun

Definition of corn cockle

: an annual hairy weed (Agrostemma githago) of the pink family with purplish-red flowers that is found in grain fields

First Known Use of corn cockle

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Corn cockle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20cockle. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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