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The styles and stigmas that appear as a silky tuft or tassel at the tip of an ear of corn, used as a diuretic in herbal medicine.
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(Botany) US and Canadian the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic
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the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn.
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|Noun||1.||corn silk - each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn|
style - (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
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