Meaning of “cornfield” in the English Dictionary

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cornfieldnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔːn.fiːld/ us /ˈkɔːrn.fiːld/

Examples from literature

  • And everywhere were cornfields, accenting with squares of deeper green, this limitless expanse of grassy land. 
  • In a single night hordes of these workers go into a cornfield and by daylight not a stalk of corn remains. 
  • It creeps in the sand and mud, with green leaves growing up as thick as corn in a cornfield. 
  • The two girls would wander for miles along the edge of the cornfields, hunting for ground-cherries. 
  • There are vineyards, cornfields, orchards, almost every fruit-tree flourishes there. 

(Definition of “cornfield” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cornfield" in American English

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cornfieldnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔrnˌfild/

a field used for growing corn

(Definition of “cornfield” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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