corn·​flow·​er | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce cornflower (audio) \

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These paintings hang on the walls of the bright white shop, which is accented by cornflower baroque floral arrangements and shoppable antique furniture from dealer Lee Calicchio. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Land of Belle’s Latest Pop-Up Shop Brings Summer-Themed Global Decor Stateside," 14 June 2018 To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the beloved brand is re-releasing their classic cornflower pattern at Bed Bath and Beyond and Corelle. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "CorningWare Just Re-Launched Their Iconic Cornflower Pattern in These Stores," 9 Aug. 2018 Donna Jones, co-owner of Ray’s, said their most popular native plants is the cornflower. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Despite spring snows, area greenhouses deliver motherlode of flowers for moms," 14 May 2018 On the surrounding grounds, cornflowers, foxglove and lily of the valley will be in full force this month, and the air, even in smoggy London, will be scented with apple blossom. Joanna Pocock,, "Romance is in the air at London's green spaces," 13 May 2018 Even the city’s cornflower-blue-and-white trams empty out as residents hop on their bicycles and head for a badi (the natural swimming lidos along the lakes and rivers). Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Plan a Trip to Zurich This Summer (Yes, Really)," 2 May 2018 Just visible under a much-unbuttoned cornflower-blue blouse is a lace brassiere that, in context, reads more like medieval armature than an erotic statement. Phoebe Eaton, Harper's BAZAAR, "L'Wren Scott Rocks," 23 Mar. 2011 Upon seeing the foursome in varying shades of cornflower, many on the interwebs concluded that George and Charlotte had a baby brother on the way. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "Are Kate Middleton's Style Choices Hinting at the Gender of the Next Royal Baby?," 12 Mar. 2018 For spring and summer flowers, plant seed for aster, cornflower, cosmos, larkspur, nasturtium, nicotiana, periwinkle, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, verbena and zinnias. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "What to plant now? March offers wide range of gardening opportunities | The Sacramento Bee," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cornflower

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cornflower was in 1841

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English Language Learners Definition of cornflower

: a wild plant that usually has blue flowers


corn·​flow·​er | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌflau̇-ər How to pronounce cornflower (audio) \

Kids Definition of cornflower

: a European plant related to the daisies that is often grown for its bright heads of blue, pink, or white flowers

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