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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.
Also, corn flakes.
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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Examples from the web for cornflakes
  • There is literally about a handful of corn in a box of cornflakes.
  • cornflakes was all over the place mashed up, raining, and it was crazy.
  • Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl.
British Dictionary definitions for cornflakes


plural noun
a breakfast cereal made from toasted maize, eaten with milk, sugar, etc
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