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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
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  • He then crept softly from the house and leaping a fence, gained the cornfield.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • Let us go into the cornfield, and see what the men are about; this yard is very dull.

    The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood
  • Back through the cornfield before the Dunkard church fell the blue.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Dead and dying choked the cornfield as the dead and dying had choked the cane brake.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • South of David Eby's cornfield stretched a strip of woodland.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • The rest of the family hurried in from the cornfield and followed her directions.

    Some Three Hundred Years Ago Edith Gilman Brewster
  • Those in the cornfield, hearing the commotion, ran for the woods and escaped.

    Some Three Hundred Years Ago Edith Gilman Brewster
  • Tad was ploughing in the cornfield on the other side of the ravine.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • There are several rhymes that carry a notice of cornfield games.

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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