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Noun: maize  meyz
  1. Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
    - corn, Indian corn, Zea mays
     
  2. A strong yellow colour
    - gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow

Sounds like: mains, maaize, maze

Derived forms: maizes

Type of: cereal, cereal grass, yellow, yellowness

Part of: genus Zea, Zea

Encyclopedia: Maize, Kansas