Try Our Apps


The saddest words

corn flour

flour made from corn.
British. cornstarch.
Origin of corn flour
An Americanism dating back to 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for corn flour
Historical Examples
  • The feeding of children on corn flour, often made with but little milk, is a fruitful source of rickets.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Josh was a very hearty eater, so that the peck of corn flour allowed the slaves for a week's ration lasted him only a half.

    My Life In The South Jacob Stroyer
  • corn flour seems to have been peculiarly prepared by Providence for the pioneers.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • The night I gave my little lecture there—among my receipts were corn—flour—pork—cheese—chickens—on foot and in the shell.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • If corn meal is further ground and bolted, we have corn flour.

    Food Guide for War Service at Home Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
  • When deprived of the gluten it constitutes oswego, maizena or corn flour.

  • Mix dry ingredients to corn flour, then eggs, milk and last butter.

  • Mix all well together, and gradually add a tablespoonful of corn flour end two of ground almonds to thicken it.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for corn flour

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for corn

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for corn flour