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a pale yellow resembling the color of corn: She wore a lovely maize dress.
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maze – labyrinth; any complex system that causes confusion: a maze of government regulations; a state of bewilderment: The crowded street was a maze of pushing and screaming people.
1. See corn1.
2. A light yellow to moderate orange yellow.
[Spanish maíz, from Arawakan mahiz, mahís.]
a. a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike
b. the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil. Usual US and Canadian name: corn See also sweetcorn
2. (Colours) a yellow colour
3. (Colours) (as modifier): a maize gown.
[C16: from Spanish maiz, from Taino mahiz]
2. a pale yellow resembling the color of corn.
[1545–55; < Sp maíz < Taino mahís]
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|Noun||1.||maize - 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
|2.||maize - a strong yellow color|
maize[ˈmeɪz] n → maïs m
n → Mais m
(American corn, ~Indian corn) an important cereal, grown especially in America. mielie ذُرَه صَفْراء царевица milho kukuřice der Mais majs καλαμπόκιmaíz mais ذرت maissi maïsתירס मक्का kukuruz kukorica jagung maís mais, granoturco とうもろこし (집합적) 옥수수 kukurūzai kukurūza jagung maismaiskukurydza يو ډول بوټى چى په امريكا كښى كرل كيږى milho porumb кукуруза kukurica koruza kukuruz majs ข้าวโพด mısır 玉米 маїс; кукурудза مکئی کا پودا ngô 玉米