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maize (n.)

1550s, "the grain of Indian corn;" 1580s of the cereal plant of the grass family that produces it, from Cuban Spanish maiz, from Arawakan (Haiti) mahiz, the native name of the plant. In Europe it was formerly also called Turkey corn; like the fowl, this is from mistaken notions of its origin.

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Definitions of maize from WordNet

maize (n.)
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;
Synonyms: corn / Indian corn / Zea mays
maize (n.)
a strong yellow color;
Synonyms: gamboge / lemon / lemon yellow
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