noun Date: 1841 1. corn cockle 2. bachelor's button

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  • cornflower — ► NOUN ▪ a slender plant of the daisy family with deep blue flowers …   English terms dictionary

  • cornflower — [kôrn′flou΄ər] n. an annual plant (Centaurea cyanus) of the composite family, with tiny, raylike, white, pink, or blue flowers forming a round head at the top of the stem …   English World dictionary

  • Cornflower — Not to be confused with Cornflour (disambiguation). This article is about the plant. For the fictional anthropomorphic mouse, see Cornflower (Redwall). Centaurea cyanus Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

  • cornflower — 1. noun /ˈkɔrnˌflawər/ a) A small annual species of aster, Centaurea cyanus, usually with bushy blue flowers which grows natively in European cornfields (i.e. wheatfields). b) Cornflower blue. Syn: bachelors button, basket flower, bluebottle,… …   Wiktionary

  • cornflower — UK [ˈkɔː(r)nˌflaʊə(r)] / US [ˈkɔrnˌflaʊr] noun [countable] Word forms cornflower : singular cornflower plural cornflowers a small wild plant with bright blue flowers …   English dictionary

  • cornflower — paprastoji rugiagėlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Centaurea cyanus), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Centaurea cyanus angl. bachelor’s button; blue… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cornflower — /kawrn flow euhr/, n. 1. Also called bachelor s button, bluebottle. a European composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, growing in grainfields, having blue to white flower heads, often cultivated as an ornamental. 2. Also called cornflower blue. a deep …   Universalium

  • cornflower — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)nflaʊə(r)[/t]] cornflowers N VAR Cornflowers are small plants with flowers that are usually blue. Her eyes were a bright, cornflower blue …   English dictionary

  • cornflower — sausvirbė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Astriniai – Asteraceae Martynov atitikmenys: lot. Amberboa angl. centaury; cornflower; knapweed vok. Flockenblume rus. василек lenk. chaber …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cornflower — bajorė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Centaurea). atitikmenys: lot. Centaurea angl. blue cap; centaury; cornflower; dusty miller; knapweed; star thistle vok. Bisamknopf; Flockenblume; Kornblume… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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