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corn cockle

noun
1.
a plant, Agrostemma githago, of the pink family, having magenta-purple flowers and occurring commonly as a weed among crops of grain.
Origin of corn cockle
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
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corncockle

/ˈkɔːnˌkɒkəl/
noun
1.
a European caryophyllaceous plant, Agrostemma githago, that has reddish-purple flowers and grows in cornfields and by roadsides
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