maize

[ meyz ]

noun
  1. (chiefly in British and technical usage) corn1 (def. 1).

  2. a pale yellow resembling the color of corn.

Origin of maize

1
First recorded in 1545–55; from Spanish maíz, from Taíno (Hispaniola) mahís

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British Dictionary definitions for maize

maize

/ (meɪz) /


noun
  1. Also called: Indian corn

    • a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike

    • the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil: Usual US and Canadian name: corn See also sweet corn

    • a yellow colour

    • (as modifier): a maize gown

Origin of maize

1
C16: from Spanish maiz, from Taino mahiz

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