Cornflower definition

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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.
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An annual plant (Centaurea cyanus) of the composite family, with tiny, raylike, white, pink, or blue flowers forming a round head at the top of the stem.
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A small annual species of aster, Centaurea cyanus, usually with bushy blue flowers which grows natively in European cornfields (i.e. wheatfields).
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Cornflower blue.
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Of a blue colour, as that of the cornflower.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cornflower
Plural:
cornflowers

Origin of cornflower

  • So called because it is found in cornfields

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary