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Syllabification: corn·stalk
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrnstôk

Definition of cornstalk in English:


The stem of a corn plant.
Example sentences
  • Images of colorful trees, baskets of fruit and vegetables, and cornstalks stacked together in fields fill the pages.
  • I didn't care when the clouds covered the moon, I didn't care about the animal rustling in the field behind us, I didn't care when a sudden, chilling breeze swept past us and rustled the surrounding cornstalks.
  • They've nearly perfected an adhesive made of soy protein and used it successfully in composite boards made from virgin and recycled wood, cornstalks, switchgrass and animal processed fiber.

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