Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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).]


(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


(ˈkɔrnˌflaʊ ər)

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.
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
نَبات القَنطَريون العَنْبَري
peygamber çiçeği


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


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


[ˈkɔːnˌflaʊəʳ] nfiordaliso


(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 ?
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.
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.
IF THERE is one colour that sums up summer 2019, it's got to be cornflower blue.
OK, so if there's one colour that sums up summer 2019, it's absolutely got Cornflower blue.
[USPRwire, Wed May 15 2019] In the global flower extract market, the demand for cornflower extract is increasing more than other flower extracts, due to its benefits in eye care.
Lavandin Glow Facial Oil, PS11.99; Soothing Lavindin Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream, PS9.99; Soothing Cornflower Micellar Water, PS6.99 ; 9
[ClickPress, Thu Feb 21 2019] Cornflower Extract Market Outlook Cornflower extract is gaining worldwide popularity, owing to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and various other health benefits.
The English Fields range is a harvest of five fragrances: Poppy & Barley, Primrose & Rye, Oat & Cornflower, Honey & Crocus and Green Wheat & Meadowsweet, all in new pastel colours, PS47,