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[kawrn-fleyks] /ˈkɔrnˌfleɪks/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a packaged breakfast cereal in the form of small toasted flakes made from corn, for serving cold with milk, sugar, etc.
Origin of cornflakes
1905-10, Americanism; corn1 + flakes, plural of flake1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We stood and looked down at them: A bowl of cornflakes and a silver spoon.

    Double or Nothing Jack Sharkey
  • It was too much like that old thing that used to puzzle him so at breakfast; the picture of the girl on the box of cornflakes.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
British Dictionary definitions for cornflakes


plural noun
a breakfast cereal made from toasted maize, eaten with milk, sugar, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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