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cornstalk

[kawrn-stawk] /ˈkɔrnˌstɔk/
noun
1.
the stalk or stem of corn, especially Indian corn.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45, Americanism; corn1 + stalk1
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Examples for cornstalk
  • 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.
  • The cornstalk roof was about four feet from the ground and offered a large area of much-needed shade.
British Dictionary definitions for cornstalk

cornstalk

/ˈkɔːnˌstɔːk/
noun
1.
a stalk or stem of corn
2.
(Austral, slang) a tall thin man
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