cornstalk

noun
corn·​stalk | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌstȯk How to pronounce cornstalk (audio) \

Definition of cornstalk

: a stalk of corn

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The Avon Garden Club put in all the work to provide tall cornstalk-and-orange-bow arrangements not only for the gazebo but also for the surrounding telephone poles on Detroit Road. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Avon Heritage Gazebo re-dedicated after 20 years," 9 Sep. 2019 Instead of the lush green of skinny cornstalks and leafy soybean bushes that Sheldon, 57, would expect to see right now, his farm this year is surrounded by tall yellow weeds and vast stretches of brown, muddy water. NBC News, "Flooded out, farmers find work rebuilding the levees that failed them," 19 Aug. 2019 The right field wall will be broken up by windows to show the cornstalks beyond the wall, and the ballpark’s design will honor old Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox from 1910-1990. Luke Meredith, Twin Cities, "White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’; will be first MLB game in Iowa," 8 Aug. 2019 The right field wall will be broken up by windows to show the cornstalks beyond the wall, and the ballpark's design will honor old Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox from 1910-1990. Luke Meredith, Houston Chronicle, "White Sox, Yankees to play at 'Field of Dreams' in 2020," 8 Aug. 2019 Justin Jordan strolls through his field of stunted cornstalks in Lacona, Iowa. Bill Weir, CNN, "Scientists say farmers could grow their way out of the climate crisis," 8 Aug. 2019 Young visitors will be able to climb cornstalks — but not the real kind — once the Carroll County Farm Museum’s new playground is complete. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Farm Museum installing new farm-themed playground; commissioners approve $160K contract," 12 July 2019 Tibbetts’ body was found by investigators on Tuesday in the Deep River area of Poweshiek County, covered in cornstalks. Fox News, "Iowa college student killed by 'sharp force injuries,' preliminary autopsy reveals," 23 Aug. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce cornstalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of cornstalk

: a stalk of corn

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