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Related topics: Crops, Food
maizemaize /meɪz/ noun [uncountable] British English  TACa tall plant with large yellow seeds that grow together on a cob (=long hard part), and that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable syn corn American English
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maizeWhen Kalchu brought it fresh hay and water and even maize porridge it remained aloof and indifferent.We grew maize, rice, beans and sesame.In maize, for example, there are two male-sterility organelle genes, each suppressed by a separate nuclear restorer.Rice was their basic food and their most important food crop, far ahead of maize, taro or sago.The police post is very remote and they often supplement their diet of maize and beans with game meat.The rare perennial maize proved to be resistant to seven viral diseases that plague domesticated maize.He could see their helmeted heads among the maize stalks.The maize crops have almost completely failed for several years running.
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