- the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn.
Origin of corn silk
Examples from the Web for corn silk
Historical Examples of corn silk
Ah, Sor Conte, she had blue eyes, and her hair was like the corn-silk.A Roman Singer
F. Marion Crawford
Can you put the corn-silk back on the corn, or the down on the catkins—say?Our Boys
The week before he was trying to blow bubbles with it, only he had corn-silk in it then instead of soapsuds.Mollie and the Unwiseman
John Kendrick Bangs
Her hair, bleached the color of corn-silk, fell over her face in elfin wildness.The Valiants of Virginia
Hallie Erminie Rives
The pollen-tube must penetrate the whole length of each thread of corn-silk in order to reach the ovules.
- US and Canadian the silky tuft of styles and stigmas at the tip of an ear of maize, formerly used as a diuretic