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corn·flow·er

(kôrn′flou′ər)
n.
An annual Eurasian plant (Centaurea cyanus) in the composite family, cultivated and also naturalized in North America and having showy heads of blue, purple, pink, or white flowers. Also called bachelor's button.

[Early Modern English, from corn, grain (so called because it was once a common weed in fields of wheat, barley, oats, and rye).]

cornflower

(ˈkɔːnˌflaʊə)
n
(Plants) a Eurasian herbaceous plant, Centaurea cyanus, with blue, purple, pink, or white flowers, formerly a common weed in cornfields: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: bluebottle See also bachelor's-buttons

corn•flow•er

(ˈkɔrnˌflaʊ ər)

n.
1. Also called bachelor's-button , bluebottle. a European composite plant, Centaureacyanus, with blue flower heads, common in grainfields: often cultivated.
2. Also called corn′flower blue′. a deep vivid blue.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornflower - plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be driedcornflower - plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried
genus Uvularia, Uvularia - genus of perennial rhizomatous herb of southern and southeastern United States
bellwort, merry bells, wild oats - any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers
2.cornflower - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowerscornflower - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Centaurea, genus Centaurea - knapweed; star thistle
Translations
نَبات القَنطَريون العَنْبَري
chrpa
kornblomst
ruiskaunokkiruiskukka
búzavirág
garîakornblóm
nevädza
blåklint
peygamber çiçeği

cornflower

[ˈkɔːnflaʊəʳ]
A. Naciano m
B. ADJ (also cornflower blue) → azul aciano inv

cornflower

[ˈkɔːrnflaʊər] nbleuet m, barbeau m cornflower bluecornflower blue nbleu m barbeau

cornflower

[ˈkɔːnˌflaʊəʳ] nfiordaliso

corn1

(koːn) noun
1. the seeds of cereal plants, especially (in Britain) wheat, or (in North America) maize.
2. (American grain) the plants themselves. a field of corn.
corn on the cob
an ear of corn (maize) that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
corned beef
salted beef (usually cooked and canned).
ˈcornflakes noun plural
crushed pieces of corn eaten with milk (and sugar), usually for breakfast. a bowl of cornflakes; a box of cornflakes.
ˈcornflour noun
finely ground (especially maize) flour.
ˈcornflower noun
a blue-flowered plant.
References in classic literature ?
From the trim little hat, with its white band and jaunty bunch of cornflowers, to the well-shaped patent shoes, she was neatly and daintily dressed.
In front of the house the long borders have been stocked with larkspurs, annual and perennial, columbines, giant poppies, pinks, Madonna lilies, wallflowers, hollyhocks, perennial phloxes, peonies, lavender, starworts, cornflowers, Lychnis chalcedonica, and bulbs packed in wherever bulbs could go.
Corn-flowers at one side uncle, which is less common than cornflowers in front.
It would be pleasant to take her away from that London in which she seemed an unusual figure, like a cornflower in a shop among orchids and azaleas; he had learned in the Kentish hop-field that she did not belong to the town; and he was sure that she would blossom under the soft skies of Dorset to a rarer beauty.
Meadow-like areas have sprung up with colourful blossoms such as poppies, marigolds and cornflowers catching the eye.
Traditional favourites are larkspur, pot marigolds, love-in-a-mist, cornflowers and sweet peas.
00 CORNFLOWERS are easy-togrow wild flowers, says the Royal Horticultural Society, and will give your garden the most wonderful blue flowers in the summer.
WHAT YOU NEED A packet of cornflower seeds Gardening gloves A rake A trowel Plant label and pencil HOW TO GROW Cornflowers can be sown straight in to the ground where they are going to flower, so make sure the space you are going to sow is weed free, by using a trowel to remove the weeds.
GROW YOUR OWN CORNFLOWERS are easy-togrow wild flowers, says the Royal Horticultural Society, and will give your garden the most wonderful blue flowers in the summer.
Hardy annuals traditionally used in this way include Calendula officinalis - pot marigolds; Nigella damascena - love-in-a-mist; Limnanthes douglasii - the poached egg plant and Centaurea cyaneus - cornflowers.
In our veg plot, which seems to have more flowers than produce in it at the moment, blue cornflowers are planted side by side with vivid orange calendulas.
Poppies, marigolds, cornflowers and many other varieties of plants have flourished after North Tyneside Council created wild-flower meadows earlier this year.