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cornstalk

[kawrn-stawk]
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noun
  1. the stalk or stem of corn, especially Indian corn.

Origin of cornstalk

An Americanism dating back to 1635–45; corn1 + stalk1
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Examples from the Web for cornstalk

Historical Examples

  • Cornstalk is said to have had a presentiment of his approaching fate.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • See p. 172, note 2, for sketch of life and death of Cornstalk.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • The harvest mouse sat on the top of a cornstalk and nibbled his supper.

  • But Cornstalk and Logan would not lead a big force into any of the valleys.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • They were butchered after making a feast for Cornstalk and his warriors.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter


British Dictionary definitions for cornstalk

cornstalk

noun
  1. a stalk or stem of corn
  2. Australian slang a tall thin man
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