Maize yellow
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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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • maize — [meız] n [U] BrE [Date: 1500 1600; : Spanish; Origin: maíz, from Taino mahiz] a tall plant with large yellow seeds that grow together on a ↑cob (=long hard part) , and which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable American Equivalent: corn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • yellow corn — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maize — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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