Definitions for: Maize


[n] a strong yellow color
[n] tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times



Webster (1913) Definition: Maize, n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language
of the Island of Hayti.] (Bot.)
A large species of American grass of the genus Zea ({Z.
Mays}), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian
corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for
men animals.

Maize eater (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of the genus
Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials.

Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.

Synonyms: corn, gamboge, Indian corn, lemon, lemon yellow, Zea mays

See Also: capitulum, cereal, cereal grass, corncob, ear, edible corn, field corn, genus Zea, green corn, popcorn, spike, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, yellow, yellowness, Zea, Zea mays everta, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata

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