Cornflower meaning

kôrn'flou'ər
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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Origin of cornflower

  • So called because it is found in cornfields
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary