cornflakes

[kawrn-fleyks]
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:
1905–10, Americanism; corn1 + flakes, plural of flake1

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cornflakes (ˈkɔːnˌfleɪks)
 
pl n
a breakfast cereal made from toasted maize, eaten with milk, sugar, etc

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Example sentences
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.
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