• WordNet 3.6
    • n cornstarch starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cornstarch Starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cornstarch Starch made from Indian corn.
    • n cornstarch A flour made from the starchy part of Indian corn, used for puddings, etc.
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In literature:

After wiping the skin dry, dust the affected parts with common cornstarch.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Mix smoothly one tablespoonful butter, cornstarch and seasoning, add hot milk slowly.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Make a smooth white sauce with milk cornstarch and butter.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
The cupboard boasted no cornstarch.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Twice a week, a little plain ice cream, or junket, custard or cornstarch.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Arrowroot, cornstarch, tapioca, rice and rice flour are nearly pure starch.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
And instead of pies and cakes we'll have nourishing puddings of cornstarch and rice.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
This pudding may also be made with a meringue the same as Cornstarch Meringue.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Fill a tumbler half full of water colored with red ink, and add enough cornstarch to make the water milky.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
PROCESS: Mix sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt, add boiling water gradually, stirring constantly.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller

In news:

Beat together the sugar, eggs, egg yolks and cornstarch in a small bowl.
And why people with cornstarch cravings may want to have their iron level tested.
10 ounces frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup fresh raspberries.
Carefully pour off about 2 tablespoons liquid from the figs and mix with the 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
The Spee-Dee all servo-driven rotary auger filler can be used with a cross-section of products, such as spices, non-dairy creamers, coffee and cornstarch.
Mix juice or broth with cornstarch and cinnamon.
In a heavy medium saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
Runners were pelted with colored cornstarch during Sunday's fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Adding cornstarch to mud leads to improved 'top kill' alternative.
Add lemon juice and cornstarch to plums .
In a large bowl, combine plums , lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch.
1 lb pork loin, cut into thin strips*2 Tbsp soy sauce1 large egg yolk, beaten3 Tbsp cornstarch, divided use1/2 cup olive oil1 8 oz.
For the filling, mix together raspberries , lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla in bowl.
In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and cornstarch.
In a medium bowl, toss 1?4 cup sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and nutmeg until blended.