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

Definition of cornflower

Examples of cornflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the launch of the mixers, Beautiful also released a new blue cornflower colorway for all the products just in time for spring baking. Hannah Jones, Country Living, 5 Apr. 2022 Tones of blue united the whole show together, opening with indigo, then moving onto cornflower, denim, navy, and lapis. Mandy Lee, ELLE, 15 Feb. 2022 Ready-to-wear-wise, Hailey has been seen in the cosy cashmere Ophelia jumper—another of The Row’s hero staples—cornflower-blue matching separates and the denim Hermia jacket. Alice Cary, Vogue, 28 Jan. 2022 Coming in four soft shades of blush, sage, tangerine and cornflower, the dinner plates, dessert plates and bowls — sold either individually or as a set — are hand-painted in Kütahya, Turkey, by a female artisan from her in-home workshop. New York Times, 20 Jan. 2022 In fact, colors like cornflower, steel blue, and indigo were included in all of the paint manufacturers' 2022 forecasts. Cyndy Aldred, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2021 This pretty mask contains real flower petals in its gel base, specifically chamomilla, calendula and cornflower. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 Stacks of cornflower-blue boxes stood outside Shehadeh’s office, waiting to be shipped to Svalbard; the rebuilding of the gene bank in Lebanon and its backup in Norway is expected to continue until at least 2030. Helen Sullivan, The New Yorker, 19 Oct. 2021 No, lay me down in that cave where others were covered with cornflower, hyacinth, yarrow & hollyhock. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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“Cornflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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