corn·​stalk ˈkȯrn-ˌstȯk How to pronounce cornstalk (audio)
: a stalk of corn

Examples of cornstalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the time, it was envisioned that renewable fuels would eventually be made from waste products—cornstalks, say, or wood chips. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 9 Dec. 2023 Pick your own pumpkin from its pop-up patch and decorate with supplies provided, grab a mug of soup or chili, or take a festive photo, complete with leaves, pumpkins and cornstalks. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 With hay, cornstalks, and a smattering of pumpkins, this porch from Sugar and Charm proves that more is more. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 11 Aug. 2023 Navigate your way through acres of cornstalks and create lasting lasting memories with this iconic country star! Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Monsters and clowns hide among acres of moonlit cornstalks, waiting to scare as passersby attempt to navigate their way out. Molly McArdle, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 An assortment of cornstalks and pumpkins play up the seasonality. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 11 Aug. 2023 There are some 270 cornstalks on stage, some hand-painted on canvas, and about 100 that seem almost alive. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 7 June 2023 Included in the entrance fee are unlimited carnival rides, access to the inflatable cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village and photo opportunities. Kari Barnett, Sun Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornstalk was in 1645

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“Cornstalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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corn·​stalk ˈkȯ(ə)rn-ˌstȯk How to pronounce cornstalk (audio)
: a stalk of corn

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