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corn flour

  1. flour made from corn.
  2. British. cornstarch.
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Origin of corn flour

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75
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Historical Examples of cornflour

  • This did me good, certainly, but I waited all day for the milk and cornflour and soup.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • A mold of cornflour or of ground rice may be eaten with this.

  • Chop up the chervil, adding to it half a dessert-spoonful of cornflour.

  • She rang the bell, and asked for hot water, tea, and a basin of cornflour.

    The Return

    Walter de la Mare

  • Couldn't Mary have made the cornflour or have looked after baby for the time?

    Anxious Audrey

    Mabel Quiller-Couch

British Dictionary definitions for cornflour


  1. a fine starchy maize flour, used esp for thickening saucesUS and Canadian name: cornstarch
  2. NZ a fine wheat flour
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