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 Place crushed cornflakes in a shallow bowl or tray. Christopher Michel, Country Living, "Tender, Crunchy Air Fryer Fried Chicken," 17 Feb. 2021 White, flat, and similar in looks to cornflakes, poha, which comes in thick and thin varieties, is tasteless. Annada Rathi, Bon Appétit, "There’s No Need to Ask Me What’s for Breakfast—It’s Always Kande Pohe," 2 Sep. 2020 Cereal, such as cornflakes, will work, too; as will snack foods, such as pretzels. Jessie Sheehan, Washington Post, "This no-bake coconut cream pie plays it cool with a chocolate cookie crust," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cornflakes

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cornflakes was in 1907

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“Cornflakes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cornflakes

: toasted flakes made from kernels of corn (sense 1) and used as a breakfast cereal

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