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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 ?
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.
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, jomalone.
com)-- Electronic music artist Wunderfish self-released his debut album, "The Narwhal in the Cornflower Sky" today.
The wedding had a vintage theme and Eve's favourite colour, cornflower blue, was visible all around, and was the shade chosen for the four bridesmaids' dresses.
But if you are a follower of fashion then you must also grow bishop's flower, which looks like a more delicate form of cow parsley, and the black cornflower, Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'.
WHAT YOU NEED A packet of cornflower seeds Gardening gloves A rake A trowel Plant label and pencil RECYCLELOGO_ GEN_ HOW TO GROW Cornflowers can be sown straight into the ground where they are going to flower, so make sure the space you are going to sow is Document: weed free, by using a trowel to remove the weeds.
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.
Christian SchA1/4nemann, Jelena Volic, and Baida Dar (translator); CORNFLOWER BLUE; Haus Publishing (Fiction: Historical) 15.
Energy Renovation Of The Building Dv Cornflower Includes Implementation Of Measures Relating To The Thermal Insulation Of Facade Walls And Roof, Installation Of Energy-Efficient Pvc And Aluminum Hardware For The Unrenovated Part, Replace Existing Radiator Valves With Thermostatic Sets, And The Introduction Of Remote Reading Of Energy Consumption.