cornflower

[ kawrn-flou-er ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌflaʊ ər /

noun

Also called bachelor's-button, bluebottle. a European composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, growing in grainfields, having blue to white flower heads, often cultivated as an ornamental.
Also called cornflower blue . a deep, vivid blue.

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Origin of cornflower

First recorded in 1570–80; corn1 + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for cornflower

cornflower
/ (ˈkɔːnˌflaʊə) /

noun

a Eurasian herbaceous plant, Centaurea cyanus, with blue, purple, pink, or white flowers, formerly a common weed in cornfields: family Asteraceae (composites)Also called: bluebottle See also bachelor's-buttons
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