corn·​field | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌfēld \

Definition of cornfield

: a field in which corn is grown

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Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald released a statement on Facebook thanking the 2,000 volunteers who spent the day walking through swamps, cornfields and woods in chilly weather to help find Jayme Closs, who is believed to have been abducted. Jeff Baenen, The Seattle Times, "Authorities assess items found in search for missing girl," 23 Oct. 2018 She was found dead in a cornfield near 460th Ave. and Highway 21, a rural part of the county. Cristina Corbin, Fox News, "Mollie Tibbetts murder suspect worked less than 3 miles from where she was staying," 22 Aug. 2018 The search ended when Rivera led cops to her body in a cornfield. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Mollie Tibbetts' accused killer faces arraignment Wednesday in Iowa court," 16 Sep. 2018 More than month after her disappearance, authorities said that suspect Christian Bahena Rivera, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, confessed and led them to a body in a cornfield after he was identified by his car on the security camera footage. Khushbu Shah, Teen Vogue, "Mollie Tibbetts's Body Was Found in a Cornfield. Her Death Was Politicized the Same Day," 22 Aug. 2018 Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on August 21 after the body of Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, was discovered in a cornfield about 12 miles southeast of Brooklyn. Fox News, "Mollie Tibbetts' accused killer pleads not guilty to murder charges," 19 Sep. 2018 Thousands of volunteer searchers have combed cornfields and cow pastures. Tim Gruber, The Seattle Times, "Mystery in a small town: A quiet couple are shot dead, their daughter is missing," 6 Nov. 2018 Illinois-14 spans 1,500 square miles and seven counties, a mix of bucolic suburbs and cornfields. Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Other Progressives are Defining the Midterms," 15 Oct. 2018 Zainal Arifin, a 35-year-old farmer, said his home was in the middle of where the cornfield now sits. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Where the Earth Became a River: Indonesia Quake Liquefied Solid Ground," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cornfield

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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