Maize eater
Maize Maize (m[=a]z), n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Haiti.] (Bot.) A large species of American grass of the genus {Zea} ({Zea Mays}), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn, commonly called {corn}. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals. [1913 Webster]

{Maize eater} (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of the genus {Pseudoleistes}, allied to the troupials.

{Maize yellow}, a delicate pale yellow. [1913 Webster]


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