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[kawrn-feeld] /ˈkɔrnˌfild/
a field in which corn is grown.
Origin of cornfield
1275-1325; Middle English cornfield. See corn1, field Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cornfield
  • But at the crooked laughed, and called it a thief in the cornfield.
  • Animals were still abundant, but the community they formed was about as species rich as a cornfield.
  • The pattern is set early in the film when two nosy television reporters venture into a cornfield and feel ominous stirrings.
  • The bus went off the road and plunged down an embankment, coming to rest in a cornfield.
  • Her body was left along a dusty rural road, near a cornfield not far from the center of the city.
  • If a straw falls from a poll in a cornfield and no one reports it.
  • Leroy had taken the raccoon down near the lake and let it go in the cornfield there.
  • The airplane subsequently impacted into a cornfield, and the pilot and flight instructor were fatally injured.
  • There was a mowed path that directly abutted another cornfield.
  • Compare the cornfield's elevation to the elevation based on a topographic map of your school.
British Dictionary definitions for cornfield


a field planted with cereal crops
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Word Origin and History for cornfield

late 13c., from corn (n.1) + field (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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