Color 19 - Cornsilk 19. Cornsilk
HTML Hex for Cornsilk is #FFF8DC

Cornsilk is a color that is a representation of the color of cornsilk.

The fruit of the sweet corn plant is the corn kernel, a type of fruit called a caryopsis. The ear is a collection of kernels on the cob. Because corn is a monocot, there is always an even number of rows of kernels. The ear is covered by tightly wrapped leaves called the husk. Silk is the name for the pistillate flowers, which emerge from the husk. The husk and silk are removed by hand, before boiling but not before roasting, in a process called husking or shucking.

The first recorded use of cornsilk as a color name in English was in 1927. In 1987, "Cornsilk" was included as one of the X11 colors.

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