Etymology
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cornflower (n.)

"any flower or plant growing in grain fields" (typically the common bluebottle), 1570s, from corn (n.1) + flower (n.).

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Definitions of cornflower

cornflower (n.)
plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried;
Synonyms: strawflower / Uvularia grandiflora
cornflower (n.)
an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers;
Synonyms: bachelor's button / bluebottle / Centaurea cyanus
From wordnet.princeton.edu