- flour made from corn.
- British. cornstarch.
Origin of corn flour
An Americanism dating back to 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for 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
- a fine starchy maize flour, used esp for thickening saucesUS and Canadian name: cornstarch
- NZ a fine wheat flour
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