corn·field | \ˈkȯrn-ˌfēld \

Definition of cornfield 

: a field in which corn is grown

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Wa Tiba, 54, left her home on Muna island to visit her cornfield on Thursday night, according to the Jakarta Post. Avi Selk, Anchorage Daily News, "A woman went to check her corn - and was swallowed by a python," 17 June 2018 As Hammerstein gazed out his window at a cornfield, something clicked in his mind. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "The Magic of House Museums," 10 July 2018 This movie features both science (my beat) and The Rock looking contemplatively out over a cornfield (my aesthetic). Megan Thielking, STAT, "Your daily dose of news in health and medicine.," 12 Apr. 2018 On June 2, Harnack's body was found wrapped in a blanket on a large cornfield in Litchfield Park by an employee of Rousseau Farms. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "MCSO: Woman suspected of murdering man found dead in cornfield," 16 June 2018 At a cornfield near Granjeno, Texas, Medina abruptly parked his car and ran into the muddy rows of corn stalks after the suspect, as a Marine helicopter circled overhead and radioed the suspect's location. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "'It's a game of hide-and-seek': A look at how Border Patrol apprehends illegal immigrants," 21 June 2018 Some of it would be bagged and sold; other manure would be worked into Valley Oaks' grounds to help nourish a cornfield. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Here's the beef: Missouri cattle feedlot wants to grow; Powell Gardens fears the stink | The Kansas City Star," 27 May 2018 Consider Paricutín, which rose from a Mexican cornfield starting in 1943. Author: Alan Blinder, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s not just Hawaii: The U.S. has 169 volcanoes that could erupt," 15 May 2018 And then the street comes to an end, at a cornfield. Danny Wilcox Frazier, Smithsonian, "In Search of the Real Grant Wood," 21 Feb. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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