Definitions for: Zea


[n] corn



Webster (1913) Definition: Ze"a (z[=e]"[.a]), n. [L., a kind of grain, fr. Gr. ze`a,
zeia`; cf. Skr. yava barley.] (Bot.)
A genus of large grasses of which the Indian corn ({Zea
Mays}) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet
ascertained. See Maize.

Synonyms: genus Zea

See Also: corn, family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Indian corn, liliopsid genus, maize, monocot genus, Poaceae, Zea mays

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