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

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Examples of cornflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The infamous scourges of heart disease (dusty cobalt) and cancer (dull cornflower) were responsible for 44.3 percent of American deaths in 2017, according to one recent report. New York Times, "What Makes an American Hero? (Or a Canadian One?)," 12 Dec. 2019 An honorable mention goes to cornflower — thank you again for your contribution. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Randomness From Determinism’," 22 Nov. 2019 The fake blood is made from a concoction of beetroot powder, golden syrup, water and cornflower, Extinction Rebellion told TIME. Rachael Bunyan, Time, "Climate Change Activists Spray Fake Blood at U.K. Government Building," 3 Oct. 2019 Asante Blackk sported a sharp custom cornflower-blue tuxedo with black accents from the Tommy x Zendaya collection. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "10 Best Dressed Men at the 2019 Emmy Awards," 22 Sep. 2019 Softly was a vivid dresser and was tonight arrayed in a baronial waistcoat with fobbed pocket watch, cornflower neckerchief, and champagne bomber jacket of distressed leather. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 For her day one outing, Kate also wore one of Treacy’s designs, opting for a cornflower hat with a flower detail, which perfectly matched her elegant blue Elie Saab dress. Maria Pasquini,, "Demi Moore Wears Hat Designed by Kate Middleton and Megan Markle's Go-To Milliner at the Royal Ascot," 21 June 2019 Beside her in the carriage, the first in the royal procession, Queen Elizabeth II wore a cornflower hat with rose accoutrements and matching coat and dress. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Is Killing the Hat Game at the Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019 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

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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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24 Dec 2019

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“Cornflower.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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How to pronounce cornflower (audio)

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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