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[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


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\Maize\, n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Hayti.] (Bot.) A large species of American grass of the genus {Zea} ({Z. Mays}), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men animals. {Maize eater} (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of the genus {Pseudoleistes}, allied to the troupials. {Maize yellow}, a delicate pale yellow.

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