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cornrow

[kawrn-roh] /ˈkɔrnˌroʊ/
noun
1.
a type of braid, originating in Africa, in which a narrow strip of hair is plaited tightly against the scalp from front to back or from side to side.
2.
Usually, cornrows. a hair style consisting of such braids in close parallel rows.
verb (used with object)
3.
to arrange (hair) in cornrows.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75, Americanism; corn1 + row1
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British Dictionary definitions for corn row

cornrow

/ˈkɔːnˌrəʊ/
noun
1.
a Black, originally African, hair-style in which the hair is plaited in close parallel rows, resembling furrows in a ploughed field
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Word Origin and History for corn row
n.

also cornrow, 1769 as "a row of corn," by 1971 as a style of hair braids. The verb in this sense also is from 1971.

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