cornflower

[kawrn-flou-er]
noun
1.
Also called bachelor's-button, bluebottle. a European composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, growing in grainfields, having blue to white flower heads, often cultivated as an ornamental.
2.
Also called cornflower blue. a deep, vivid blue.
4.
strawflower ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1570–80; corn1 + flower

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cornflower (ˈkɔːnˌflaʊə)
 
n
See also bachelor's-buttons Also called: bluebottle a Eurasian herbaceous plant, Centaurea cyanus, with blue, purple, pink, or white flowers, formerly a common weed in cornfields: family Asteraceae (composites)

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Example sentences
Her eyes had faded from cornflower to forget-me-not.
Not a dainty cornflower or staid navy but the kind of blue that makes your eyes sting on a bright day.
For one thing, her popping cornflower eyes, wide-open grin and flailing dramatic style are already larger than life.
As you wander through the rooms of the cornflower-blue house, you'll get a glimpse of the life they led.
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