Definition of Maize

1. Noun. 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.




2. Noun. A strong yellow color.
Exact synonyms: Gamboge, Lemon, Lemon Yellow
Generic synonyms: Yellow, Yellowness

Definition of Maize

1. n. 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 and animals.

Definition of Maize

1. Noun. corn; a type of grain of the species ''Zea mays'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maize

1. an American cereal grass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Maize

1. 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, a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials. Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow. Origin: Sp. Maiz. Fr. Mahiz or mahis, i the language of the Island of Hayti. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maize

maister
maistered
maisters
maistre
maistres
maistress
maistrie
maistries
maistry
maists
maitake
maitakes
maithes
maitre d'
maitre d'hotel
maize (current term)
maize mushroom
maize syrup
maize weevil
maize weevils
maizefield
maizefields
maizelike
maizemeal
maizena
maizes
majagua
majaguas
majakite
majat

Literary usage of Maize

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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"It is to be hoped that other workers with maize will find this a convenient ... Abnormalities in maize are of such frequent occurrence that it is of course ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"With Lieberman's test, in dilute solution, wool grease alcohol gives a bluish green which becomes reddish yellow on standing, while maize oil gives a clear ..."

3. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"These seven States are known as the maize surplus States, because they are practically the only States which supply the commercial centers with maize. ..."

4. Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition by Edward Henry Knight (1880)
"The large quantity of maize that the increase of this culture and my ... Therefore, if my maize requires abundant manuring, it causes a Increase of ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"maize is hardly a less staple article of food to the inhabitants of tropical and ... When coarsely ground maize forms the hominy of the southern states of ..."

6. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"The Guaranis, as the maize-growing tribes of Paraguay were called by the Jesuits, were identical with the great maize-growing people calling themselves the ..."

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