Definitions

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  • n. A very light yellow colour, like that of corn silk.
  • adj. Of a very light yellow colour, like that of corn silk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn

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Examples

  • Jason is 5-6, cornsilk thin, a jet-black thatch on his so-serious noggin.

    Whatever Happened To ... the guy who saved Mike Wise and his dog?

  • Sylvia had said Koko's skin was as smooth as cornsilk, but it was as rough as sand.

    Raisins

  • Her hair was blonde, the color of cornsilk, pulled back in a ponytail; her emerald green eyes were clear and brilliant and filled with life.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Noticing the way wisps of her hair blew over the rest of it, light as cornsilk and the color of honey in sunlight.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

  • If you've ever tried to destruct a dandelion plant while doing said lawn chores, you may have noticed that its roots are incredibly thin and plentiful, like a jumble of cornsilk.

    Cathy Erway: A Green Green That's Good for You and Your Wallet, Too

  • They crop in close to her face, which is looking a bit tired and windswept, tendrils of dyed-blond hair blowing like stale cornsilk across her distinctly unretouched visage.

    Wood War! Who Wins Today's Grabby Tabloid Battle For Your Eyeballs?

  • The American models on the beach, with their cornsilk hair and distorted breasts, looked more like prostitutes than she ever could.

    The Arab Bank

  • Singers Cindy Wilson (wearing a belted mini-dress and whipping her curtain of cornsilk hair like a dervish) and Kate Pierson (old-school burlesque in hot pants, flamingo-pink ruffled blouse and corset) have lost none of their vocal power, even if they both seemed a little exhausted by the idea of trotting out their 1990 hit "Roam."

    On the Scene: True Colors tour at NYC's Radio City | EW.com

  • Her hair had returned to the fine cornsilk I remembered from those days, and she was wearing a sailor-blouse with blue curlicue stitching around the collar that I had reason to remember very well: she'd been wearing it one Sunday when she'd fallen out of the apple tree in our back yard and broken her arm.

    Duma Key

  • Her hair obscured her face somewhat, and my migraine occluded the edges of my vision, but still, I could see: same unzipping of wrinkly boots, same taking off of same baby blue coat with jumbo charcoal buttons, same tucking behind ears of dyed cornsilk blonde hair.

    'Atmospheric Disturbances'

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  • "Lauren shook out her cornsilk hair and eyed me scornfully."- Stephanie Meyer, Twilight, pg.113

    November 29, 2010