Definition of maize noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//meɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//meɪz//
    [uncountable] Carbohydrates, Vegetables, Crops
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English corn) a tall plant grown for its large yellow grains that are used for making flour or eaten as a vegetable; the grains of this plant see also corn on the cob, sweetcorn See related entries: Carbohydrates, Vegetables, Crops
  2. 2(especially North American English) = Indian corn
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Spanish maíz, from Taino mahiz.

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