MAIZE

gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maize

(noun) a strong yellow color

corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays

(noun) 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

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

maize (countable and uncountable, plural maizes)

Corn; a type of grain of the species Zea mays.

Synonyms

• (Zea mays): corn (US English, Canadian English); green corn, Indian corn, sugar corn, sweet corn

Proper noun

Maize (plural Maizes)

A surname.

A female given name.

A male given name.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Maize is the 20529th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1292 individuals. Maize is most common among White (66.49%) and Black/African American (20.51%) individuals.

Anagrams

• Mazie

Source: Wiktionary


Maize, n. Etym: [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, i (Bot.)

Definition: A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Z. Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men animals. Maize eater (Zoöl.), a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials.

– Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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