cornfield

noun
corn·​field | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌfēld How to pronounce cornfield (audio) \

Definition of cornfield

: a field in which corn is grown

Examples of cornfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For nearly 50 years, the murder of Julie Ann Hanson, who was 15 when she was stabbed to death and her body was discovered in a cornfield, baffled investigators in a Chicago suburb. New York Times, 7 June 2021 Her body was found a day later in a ditch along 87th Street, about 100 feet away in a cornfield less than a mile east of Modaff Road in Will County. Tribune News Service, al, 6 June 2021 Bahena Rivera, who had pleaded not guilty, led investigators to her body in a shallow grave in a cornfield after his Chevrolet Malibu was captured on surveillance video circling the area where she was last seen alive. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 29 May 2021 Bahena Rivera then led police to the cornfield, where investigators found her body with fatal stab wounds, prosecutors said. Eric Levenson, CNN, 28 May 2021 Investigators say Bahena Rivera, who faces life in prison if convicted, led them to the cornfield where Tibbetts' body was found in the early morning of Aug. 21, 2018. CBS News, 22 May 2021 Investigators say Bahena Rivera, a former farmhand who faces life in prison if convicted, led them to the cornfield where Tibbetts’ body was found early in the morning on Aug. 21, 2018. Fox News, 22 May 2021 Investigators say Bahena Rivera, who faces life in prison if convicted, led them to the cornfield where Tibbetts’ body was found in the early morning of Aug. 21, 2018. Ryan J. Foley, chicagotribune.com, 21 May 2021 Klaver said Bahena Rivera allegedly confessed to driving to the cornfield, opening the trunk and seeing Tibbetts' lifeless body with blood around her head and neck. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of cornfield

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornfield. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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cornfield

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cornfield

: a field in which corn is grown

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