Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Zea mays - 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|
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
field corn - corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
green corn, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata - a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating