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

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Recent Examples on the Web Richardson Parks and Recreation staffers are planting a mix of red corn poppy, cornflower and rocket larkspur seeds across the city for the annual wildflower program. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson is planting 2,400 pounds of wildflower seeds across the city," 13 Oct. 2020 These eight bundles of artificial cornflower shrubs come in six vibrant colors with shiny green leaves that look like the real thing. Ana Connery, CNN Underscored, "16 artificial plants and flowers that actually look real," 28 Sep. 2020 As such, each girl donned the disco-beauty uniform: Lids washed in an iridescent cornflower shadow, cheeks draped in hot pink blush, and lips slicked with bright fuchsia lip gloss. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Leave It to Tom Ford to Serve Up Full-Fledged Disco Beauty," 17 Sep. 2020 Red corn poppy, cornflower and rocket larkspur are among the flowers on display. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Wildflowers are blooming in Richardson as stay-at-home coronavirus orders expire," 4 May 2020 Wilson’s favorites—French blues, pale pinks, and lavender—are used liberally throughout: There’s a cornflower range, rose cabinets, and periwinkle ticking on sofas. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "5 Tricks for Sprucing Up an Outdated House," 30 Dec. 2019 The infamous scourges of heart disease (dusty cobalt) and cancer (dull cornflower) were responsible for 44.3 percent of American deaths in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

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First Known Use of cornflower

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cornflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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