Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) 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, attribute) a strong yellow color

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Maize

  1. 1555, from Cuban Sp. maiz, from Arawakan (Haiti) mahiz. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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