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

Examples of cornflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plantings include cornflowers, irises, and Russian sage. Daniel Kool,, 28 Aug. 2023 The tables were lavishly decorated by Alex Eagle and Sophie Hodges, featuring wild seasonal flowers plucked from the hotel grounds, including cornflowers, pale pink and white English roses, jasmine, sweet pea trails, and peonies. Liam Hess, Vogue, 17 July 2023 While a light cornflower can bring a traditional touch to your kitchen cabinets, an inky blue can add a jolt of drama to your powder room. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 30 May 2023 The meticulous floral border is meant to reflect a British wildflower meadow with lily of the valley, cornflowers, wild strawberries, dog roses and bluebells, plus a sprig of rosemary for remembrance. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2023 Her cornflower eyes matched her daughter Olivia’s in color, but were shaped more like Emma’s. Beatrice Hazlehurst, ELLE, 26 Apr. 2023 The invitation's symbolic features continue with a wildflower meadow border that includes cornflowers, wild strawberries, lily of the valley, bluebells, dog roses and rosemary sprig with a ladybird, a wren, a butterfly, a bee and a robin. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2023 It’s also infused with cornflower which is rich with antioxidants and has many skin benefits. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2022 They’re made to order by the designer and her mother and come in simple and pleasing colors with names like porcelain, cornflower, and mushroom. Zoe Dubno, Vogue, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Cornflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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