from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See corn1.
- n. A light yellow to moderate orange yellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Corn; a type of grain of the species Zea mays.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Zea Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn, commonly called corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cereal plant, Zea Mays, of the grass family; the Indian corn.
- n. The grain produced by the maize: Indian Corn.
- n. A coal-tar color, the sodium salt of the disulphonic acid of azoxy-stilbene. It dyes silk and wool reddish-yellow in an acid bath. Also called sun-yellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strong yellow color
- 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
The mills are all controlled by the Government and all flour is now war grade, which means it is made of about 70 per cent white flour and other grains, rye, corn (which we call maize), barley, rice-flour, etc., are added.
Of the birds, there is a kind like starlings, which we call maize thieves, because they do so much damage to the maize.
The vine and the olive, and the orange flourish, they say, out there; and that corn which they call maize, with its golden head, so rich and prolific; and there are deer in the woods, and quail innumerable, and fish in the rivers and in the sea which washes its coasts.
The maize is thought of as having a nature or "essence" of its own, like that of a human being.
Kristof complains that maize is not well suited to Malawi because it is susceptible to pests and disease.
To one side is revealed an immense spread of water with its islands and rock-covered shores, white villages, fishermen's huts, the prison building, haciendas, fertile shores covered in maize and chickpea fields, large herds of cattle grazing on the plains, streams shaded by willows and Cinerarias and the snow-capped summit of Colima volcano, which stands out from the mountain range to the SSW.
Their task was to carry the maize from the field to our courtyard.
Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize
A team of scientists at the University of Missouri-Columbia has discovered a way to create engineered minichromosomes in maize and attach genes to those minichromosomes.
The non-British definition of corn specifically as maize is the reason why we talk of corn flakes and popcorn, which are made from maize.