plural noun
corn·​flakes | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌflāks How to pronounce cornflakes (audio) \

Definition of cornflakes

: toasted flakes made from the coarse meal of hulled corn for use as a breakfast cereal

Examples of cornflakes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cycle activists in Oslo, Norway, have erected a banner in a supermarket gas station pointing out that cycling runs on cornflakes. Carlton Reid, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 At Stix, they are coated in a rice flour batter, rolled in toppings like cornflakes and hunks of french fries before getting deep-fried. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Feb. 2022 After all, what child could resist smashing the cornflakes? Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 26 Dec. 2021 Another passenger requested Cheerios and received cornflakes. Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2021 Place cornflakes in a separate large, zip-top bag and crush with hands or rolling pin. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 26 Dec. 2021 Tosi shies away from straightforward classics—her chocolate chip cookies include cornflakes and marshmallows. Kate Krader, Fortune, 9 Oct. 2021 Kornnawong also adds her own spin to the dessert with the additions of cornflakes (a favorite American cereal indulgence of hers), small pieces of milk bread and salted coconut cream. Omar Mamoon, Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Sep. 2021 Shards of maple tuile carpet the surface and crackle like cornflakes. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cornflakes

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornflakes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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