maize definition

  • noun:
    • See corn1.
    • A light yellowish to moderate orange yellow.
    • Corn; a form of grain of the types Zea mays.
    • A large types of American grass associated with the genus Zea (Zea Mays), commonly developed as a forage and meals plant; Indian corn, commonly called corn. Additionally, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for males and creatures.
    • A cereal plant, Zea Mays, of lawn household; the Indian corn.
    • The grain from the maize: Indian Corn.
    • A coal-tar shade, the sodium salt of disulphonic acid of azoxy-stilbene. It dyes silk and wool reddish-yellow in an acid shower. Also called sun-yellow.
    • a stronger yellow color
    • tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on huge ears: extensively cultivated in America in lots of types; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and south usa since pre-Columbian times

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