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

Definition of cornstalk

: a stalk of corn

Examples of cornstalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1996, the building’s board initiated renovations — repointing the exterior, restoring the entrance’s cornstalk detailing, and installing sleek elevator doors with a geometric motif. Matthew Sedacca, Curbed, 12 Nov. 2021 Waterproof, the Brush Tuff material stands up to cut cornstalks trying to stab your shins. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 21 Jan. 2020 In July, 1820, Prince Potemkin of Russia, along with visitors from Baltimore and Paris, learned about Arabian sheep, tricks to stop mice from eating cornstalks, and the correct direction for drilling seeds (north to south). Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 10 Feb. 2020 Dead Man’s Maze is a creepy maze haunted by the living dead, and CarnEvil in the Corn is a terrifying carnival scene among the cornstalks. Sarah Kuta, The Know, 3 Oct. 2019 Peering through the cornstalks, the teenager, Megan Rios, would never forget the sight. Meagan Flynn,, 12 Nov. 2019 What genius came up with the idea that America’s new action hero should be a bland blonde named Mackenzie Davis, a 5-foot-10 cornstalk who looks a bit like a de-aged Robin Wright? Kyle Smith, National Review, 23 Oct. 2019 Families can also enjoy carnival rides, fall vignette photo opportunities, a pumpkin decorating tent, cornstalk maze and more. Jennifer Boehm,, 22 Oct. 2019 The scarecrows augment the other seasonal decorations -- cornstalks, mums and hay bales -- located throughout the municipal campus at Brecksville Road and Selig Drive. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cornstalk

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cornstalk was in 1645

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“Cornstalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of cornstalk

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


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

Kids Definition of cornstalk

: a stalk of corn

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