Definition of cornflower in English:

cornflower

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnflaʊə
 
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noun

1A slender Eurasian plant related to the knapweeds, with flowers that are typically a deep, vivid blue.
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  • I recall clutching colorful handfuls of pale blue cornflowers, dainty yellow buttercups, fragrant pink wild roses and yes - golden black-eyed Susans.
  • Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.
  • At last they come upon it - the farmhouse covered in wisteria, hydrangeas in bloom all around, the yarrow and cornflowers, the daisies and black-eyed Susans.
1.1 (also cornflower blue) [mass noun] A deep, vivid blue colour: from cornflower to azure, there are herringbones, checks, and ginghams
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  • With each moment that passes, the sun's color shimmers and changes from startling purples and magentas to the soft hues of cornflower blue.
  • They wore cornflower blue strapless fitted bodices with fishtail shaped skirts and carried hand-tied bouquets of white carnations and pale blue freesia.
  • Decorated in cornflower blue and white, this features a striking granite fireplace with marble inset and, like most of the ground floor accommodation, is floored in Junkers timber.

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