cornstalk

noun
corn·stalk | \ˈkȯrn-ˌstȯk \

Definition of cornstalk 

: a stalk of corn

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Bothwell, a cornstalk-thin left-hander with a whip for an arm, pitched his latest masterpiece Monday against the host Hawks in the Class 2A Hebron sectional championship game. Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune, "Hutton: Indiana recruit Ty Bothwell a boon in pitching five no-hitters and two perfect games for Boone Grove," 31 May 2018 Sturdy cornstalks support the pole beans, while squash grows freely on the ground below, shading out competing weeds. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "7 Secrets For A High-Yield Vegetable Garden, Even When You're Tight On Space," 19 Jan. 2017 Corn borers overwinter as full-grown larvae in weed stems and old cornstalks. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Corn," 5 Apr. 2016 But over the crest of the next hill, cornstalks wither along the trail, and the valley below is carpeted with grass where the land has been cleared for cattle ranching. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "Colombian scientists race to study once-forbidden territory before it is lost to development—or new conflict," 26 Apr. 2018 But too often in Krasinski’s movie, the human characters are rustling the cornstalks or knocking over this or that, and nothing comes of it. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'A Quiet Place' review: Hush, little family, don't say a word or the monsters will get you," 5 Apr. 2018 Dress up your little monsters for Holden Arboretum's Goblins in the Garden, Oct. 6 and 7: trick-or-treating, leaf trails, cornstalk maze, straw pyramid climb, face- and hand-painting, wagon rides and traditional Scarecrow Row. 332. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "365 Things to do in Cleveland in 2018: Your ultimate entertainment guide (photos)," 5 Jan. 2018 The solitary elder gives his body to fertilize the cornstalk that will eventually replenish the village. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "The Best New Fiction," 22 Dec. 2017 Part of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s annual Autumn at the Arboretum, the one-acre Pumpkin Village features 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus plenty of bales of hay and cornstalks. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "Where to find the best pumpkin patches in Dallas-Fort Worth," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cornstalk

1645, in the meaning defined above

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cornstalk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cornstalk

: the long stem of a corn plant (sense 1)

cornstalk

noun
corn·stalk | \ˈkȯrn-ˌstȯk \

Kids Definition of cornstalk

: a stalk of corn

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