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flour made from corn.
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Origin of corn flour
An Americanism dating back to 1665–75
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How to use corn flour in a sentence
She held a cup of paste made from cornflour in her hand, and stirred the mixture invitingly.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
Rice-flour or starch may be substituted for cornflour, and for very white paper the wheaten flour may be omitted.
Cornflour paste may be used directly after it is made, and will keep good under ordinary circumstances for about a week.
Thicken with the cornflour, then stir in the yolk of egg with the lemon juice, and serve.
Cook the ingredients for 10 minutes, rub the fruit through a sieve, re-heat it, and thicken the sauce with the cornflour.
British Dictionary definitions for corn flour
/ (ˈkɔːnˌflaʊə) /
a fine starchy maize flour, used esp for thickening saucesUS and Canadian name: cornstarch
NZ a fine wheat flour
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