Meaning of “cornflour” in the English Dictionary


"cornflour" in English

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cornflournoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɔːn.flaʊər/ us /ˈkɔːrn.flaʊ.ɚ/ UK US cornstarch

Examples from literature

  • Rub with shortening and dust with cornflour. 
  • Thicken the liquid with the cornflour, boil up, and serve. 
  • When boiling, add the cornflour mixed with a little cold water. 
  • When the liquid in the saucepan is near the boil, stir into it the mixture of egg and cornflour. 
  • With the rest smooth the cornflour and mix with it the eggs, well beaten. 

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