corn silk


: the silky styles on an ear of corn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s the color of her hair — soft and fine as corn silk. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 As the name implies, the heat protectant uses argan and coconut oil to your tresses' advantage; corn silk extract and orchid flower extract are also included, as is castor oil for a strengthening angle. Rachel Nussbaum,, 13 Oct. 2021 With its appealing flavor of nutty corn silk, spring chickweed is a delicacy best appreciated raw. Marie Viljoen/saveur, Popular Science, 19 Apr. 2020 As such, many of the walls and moldings are painted in an array of soulful, complicated grays made by Farrow & Ball; the hues have whispers of pink and undertones of corn silk, shifting and evolving as the day wears on. Cynthia Frank, ELLE Decor, 16 Dec. 2019 Dear Heloise: There is an easy way to get rid of corn silk. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2019 Off the small plates, the chawanmushi (Japanese egg custard; $10) was sweet, creamy, silky and gorgeous, thanks to the glossy mass of corn silk that crowned the small bowl. Allyson Reedy, The Know, 2 Oct. 2019 Made from acorns, sticks, corn silk, and buckeyes (among other things) his people march through forest and field on adventures in the natural world. Denise Coffey,, 10 Sep. 2019 Garbage disposals aren't designed to deal with hard material, such as bone or fibrous materials (celery, corn silk, and shrimp shells, to name a few). Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, 22 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corn silk was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Corn silk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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