- (chiefly in British and technical usage) corn1(def 1).
- a pale yellow resembling the color of corn.
Origin of maize
Examples from the Web for maize
Contemporary Examples of maize
Duarte owns a small plot of land where she grazes cattle and grows beans, maize, bananas, and oranges.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of maize
The ground, embraced by the spurs, was filled with crops of maize and barley.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
They cannot compare favourably with children fed on oatmeal, maize, and milk.The Skilful Cook
Her mother and her sister are yet there in that place where the maize is planted.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
He sank on a heap of maize straw in a corner, and sighed profoundly.A Set of Six
We began by sowing the cotton, then the fields of millet, maize, and beans.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
- 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 oilUsual US and Canadian name: corn See also sweet corn
- a yellow colour
- (as modifier)a maize gown
Word Origin for maize
1550s, from Cuban Spanish maiz, from Arawakan (Haiti) mahiz.