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nounmass nounNorth American
The fine thread-like styles on an ear of maize.
- ‘Herbal teas are in, especially those containing uva ursi, juniper berry, cornsilk, parsley root, dandelion and hydrangea root.’
(of hair) fine and blonde, like cornsilk.
- ‘She reached the cabin and found her English roommate, the girl with the cornsilk hair, huddled on the concrete stoop.’
- ‘It is most beautiful, appearing translucent with a light corn silk color and streaks of black in its grainy looking material.’
- ‘She has cornsilk blond hair.’
- ‘Wilkins, the cover story, is described as "small, rail thin, and perfectly proportioned - with curly, corn silk blonde hair, and an alabaster complexion."’
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