Zea mays everta


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Noun1.Zea mays everta - corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heatZea mays everta - corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
popcorn - small kernels of corn exploded by heat
corn, Indian corn, maize, 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
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Popcorn (Zea mays everta Sturt.) or popping corn is corn which expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated.
These people used wild varieties of maize, but since then farmers have bred a variety especially suited to popping, Zea mays everta.
Response of popcorn (Zea mays everta) to nitrogen rates and plant densities.