corncockle
corncockle corncockle n. a European annual ({Agrostemma githago}) having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America.

Syn: corn cockle, corn-cockle, corn campion, crown-of-the-field, {Agrostemma githago}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corncockle — noun a pink flowered Mediterranean plant which became a cornfield weed in Britain but is now rare. [Agrostemma githago.] Origin C18: from corn1 + cockle (from OE coccul corncockle , perh. via L. from Gk kokkos berry ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • corncockle — corn cockle n. A weedy annual Mediterranean plant (Agrostemma githago) having reddish purple flowers and opposite leaves. * * * …   Universalium

  • corncockle — noun Any of several species of flowering plants, of the genus Agrostemma, in the Caryophyllaceae family …   Wiktionary

  • corncockle — n. hairy weed with red flowers that grows in corn fields …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corncockle — /ˈkɔnkɒkəl/ (say kawnkokuhl) noun a common weed of cereal crops, Agrostemma githago …   Australian English dictionary

  • corncockle — cornˈcockle noun A tall growing cornfield weed (Agrostemma githago) with reddish purple flowers, similar to the campion • • • Main Entry: ↑corn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common Corncockle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Agrostemma githago — corncockle corncockle n. a European annual ({Agrostemma githago}) having large trumpet shaped reddish purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America. Syn: corn cockle, corn cockle, corn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agrostemma githago — corncockle corncockle n. a European annual ({Agrostemma githago}) having large trumpet shaped reddish purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America. Syn: corn cockle, corn cockle, corn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agrostemma — Old maid s pink redirects here. For other uses, see Old Maid (disambiguation). Corncockles Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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