Origin of cornfield

First recorded in 1275–1325, cornfield is from the Middle English word cornfield. See corn1, field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of cornfield

Historical Examples of cornfield

  • He then crept softly from the house and leaping a fence, gained the cornfield.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • Let us go into the cornfield, and see what the men are about; this yard is very dull.

    The Fairchild Family

    Mary Martha Sherwood

  • Dead and dying choked the cornfield as the dead and dying had choked the cane brake.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Back through the cornfield before the Dunkard church fell the blue.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • South of David Eby's cornfield stretched a strip of woodland.


    Anna Balmer Myers

British Dictionary definitions for cornfield


  1. a field planted with cereal crops
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Word Origin and History for cornfield

late 13c., from corn (n.1) + field (n.).

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