[ kawrn-roh ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌroʊ /
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a type of braid, originating in Africa, in which a narrow strip of hair is plaited tightly against the scalp from front to back or from side to side.
Usually cornrows. a hairstyle consisting of such braids in close parallel rows.
verb (used with object)
to arrange (hair) in cornrows.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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British Dictionary definitions for cornrow
/ (ˈkɔːnˌrəʊ) /
a Black, originally African, hair-style in which the hair is plaited in close parallel rows, resembling furrows in a ploughed field
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