cornflower cornflower  /ˈkɔrnf ˌlaʊ ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried
  2. (n) an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

Usage(s):

  1. His pale baby face, with its cornflower-blue eyes beneath a tangle of yellow hair, might suggest a choir boywhich he has been.
  2. For Darryl Zanuck's forthcoming The Longest Day, Swift supplied the sheared-cornflower accents of Dwight David Eisenhower.
  3. We saw her too: lustrous of hair, cornflower blue of eye and fair of face.

News

  • Transplants thrive with country life

    Nicknamed the “hug garden” because of its semi-circle shape, the Greenwich woman has lovingly cultivated a variety of cornflower, coneflower, columbine, lady’s mantle, phlox, daylilies, poppies and ornamental grasses that are the focal point of the side yard.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Post-Star

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