noun[mass noun] British
A Central American cereal plant which yields large grains (corn or sweetcorn) set in rows on a cob. The many varieties include some used for stockfeed and corn oil.
- Zea mays, family Gramineae.
- 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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