corn·​field ˈkȯrn-ˌfēld How to pronounce cornfield (audio)
: a field in which corn is grown

Examples of cornfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later that day, Joughin’s body was discovered tied up, bound and gagged in a shallow grave in another cornfield 2 miles from Worley’s home. Allie Weintraub, ABC News, 27 Oct. 2023 Still, the main draw is its haunted attraction, a cornfield supposedly stalked by an eccentric (and maybe immortal) folk legend called The Shredder. Molly McArdle, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 After the Germans took over the country in March 1944, she was smuggled back to Bratislava, making part of the journey on foot through wheat and cornfields. Emily Langer,, 26 May 2023 The country star, 68, who is currently promoting her upcoming book, Not That Fancy, and its companion album of the same name, has her face drawn in the cornfields. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 This style isn't just about cows and cornfields—there's a lot to love about farmcore. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 Located some five miles northeast of downtown, out near the silos and cornfields of Middle America, NMUSAF preserves more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and thousands of other artifacts. Leo Deluca, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 Construction began on Angel Stadium in Anaheim in 1964 with Mickey Mouse presiding,* smack-dab in a cornfield that may or may not have been a Native American burial ground. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 As planned, the project, on private farmland, would be directly across from his home on County Road 150 East, replacing his view of cornfields from his driveway with hundreds of solar array panels. Amy Lavalley, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cornfield was in the 14th century

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“Cornfield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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corn·​field ˈkȯ(ə)rn-ˌfēld How to pronounce cornfield (audio)
: a field in which corn is grown

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