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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.
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Now that I have a plan and a framework that I can work with, I'm feeling much better about my chances of having something other than a few scraggly bachelor's buttons gracing my garden this season.
Annuals such as bachelor's buttons, calendula, annual candytuft, dianthus, larkspur, linaria, lobelia, pansy, annual phlox, petunias, snapdragon, stock, sweet alyssum, sweet pea, sweet william and violas are some of the more common frost-resistant annuals.
Bachelor's Buttons, which were I believe a kind of aster *;

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