a plant, Agrostemma githago, of the pink family, having magenta-purple flowers and occurring commonly as a weed among crops of grain.
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Origin of corn cockle
First recorded in 1705–15
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Example sentences from the Web for corn cockle
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|Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for corn cockle
/ (ˈkɔːnˌkɒkəl) /
a European caryophyllaceous plant, Agrostemma githago, that has reddish-purple flowers and grows in cornfields and by roadsides
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