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corn flour

  1. flour made from corn.
  2. British. cornstarch.
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Origin of corn flour

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for corn flour

Historical Examples of corn flour

  • Its consistency can be improved by the addition of a small quantity of corn-flour.

    Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery

    A. G. Payne

  • Jessie Ellis chose boiled mutton and corn-flour blancmange with jam on her birthday.

  • A pudding of corn-flour and water contains no building material, hence we add milk and eggs, which do.

  • "Ah, it was a different world altogether," said Thorne, gliding dexterously away from the corn-flour and candles too.

  • Add a very small quantity of corn-flour, to give a slight consistency to the soup, as well as a little pinch of thyme.