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[kawrn-feeld] /ˈkɔrnˌfild/
a field in which corn is grown.
Origin of cornfield
First recorded in 1275-1325, cornfield is from the Middle English word cornfield. See corn1, field Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Whenever Mr. Crow visited the cornfield, the Meadow Mouse family hastened to hide.

    The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Now take my advice, Bobby, and keep away from that cornfield.

  • The few who are left after the tremendous volleys flee into the cornfield, towards the turnpike.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Back through the cornfield before the Dunkard church fell the blue.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • I met you before I grew up—that night I danced in the cornfield.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • Dead and dying choked the cornfield as the dead and dying had choked the cane brake.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • He had probably died soon after we left him as we started on the advance into the cornfield, for he was entirely cold.

  • The rest of the family hurried in from the cornfield and followed her directions.

    Some Three Hundred Years Ago Edith Gilman Brewster
  • At the edge of this cornfield lay a gray horse, said to have belonged to a Rebel colonel, who was killed near the same place.

    Pages From an Old Volume of Life Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for cornfield


a field planted with cereal crops
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cornfield

late 13c., from corn (n.1) + field (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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