- a plant, Agrostemma githago, of the pink family, having magenta-purple flowers and occurring commonly as a weed among crops of grain.
Origin of corn cockle
First recorded in 1705–15
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In the sandstones of Corncockle Moor reptilian footprints have been obtained.
Here you may walk many miles and even wait several harvests to see a corncockle.Round About a Great Estate
- a European caryophyllaceous plant, Agrostemma githago, that has reddish-purple flowers and grows in cornfields and by roadsides
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