cornstalk

[kawrn-stawk]
noun
the stalk or stem of corn, especially Indian corn.

Origin:
1635–45, Americanism; corn1 + stalk1

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cornstalk (ˈkɔːnˌstɔːk)
 
n
1.  a stalk or stem of corn
2.  slang (Austral) a tall thin man

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Example sentences
The headlights showed the neat rows of cornstalk stubble angling off from the
  wagon track.
The potatoes volunteered, and so did some garlic and chives and a single
  cornstalk.
Now, check out a different field plot and you might spy another costly menace:
  lesser cornstalk borers.
If the cornstalk is knocked over, however, raccoons are more likely the cause
  of damage.
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