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maize

Syllabification: maize
Pronunciation: /māz
 
/

Definition of maize in English:

noun

Technical or chiefly British term for corn1.
Example sentences
  • A similar phenotype has been observed in other species, including maize and sorghum.
  • The main crops that are harvested for this are maize, rice, wheat, and potatoes.
  • Previous work with wheat and barley is extended to include experiments with maize.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Spanish maíz, from Taino mahiz.

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