Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of grasses, type of the tribe Maydeæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of large grasses of which the Indian corn (Zea Mays) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet ascertained. See maize.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Poaceae — the teosintes, a group of large grasses.

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  • noun corn

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ζειά (zeia, "spelt").

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