Definition of maize in English:


Syllabification: maize
Pronunciation: /māz


  • technical or chiefly British term for corn1.
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    • 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.


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

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