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 Set up in a friend's five-acre cornfield, Chappelle hosted famous friends such as Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Tiffany Haddish and Michelle Wolf to reintroduce stand-up in the COVID era. NBC News, 20 June 2021 Affluent young families converted North Side two-flats instead of building McMansions in a cornfield as the Good Lord intended. John Keilman,, 19 June 2021 As James Earl Jones in a cornfield would tell you, baseball marks time. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 June 2021 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

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First Known Use of cornfield

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2021

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“Cornfield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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: a field in which corn is grown

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