Definition of cornsilk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnsɪlk/
North American


[mass noun]
The fine thread-like styles on an ear of maize.
Example sentences
  • Herbal teas are in, especially those containing uva ursi, juniper berry, cornsilk, parsley root, dandelion and hydrangea root.


(Of hair) fine and blonde, like cornsilk.
Example sentences
  • She reached the cabin and found her English roommate, the girl with the cornsilk hair, huddled on the concrete stoop.
  • Wilkins, the cover story, is described as "small, rail thin, and perfectly proportioned - with curly, corn silk blonde hair, and an alabaster complexion."
  • It is most beautiful, appearing translucent with a light corn silk color and streaks of black in its grainy looking material.

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