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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: maíz, from Taino mahiz

maize

noun
     
Related topics: Food, Crops
maize [uncountable] British English
TAC a tall plant with large yellow seeds that grow together on a cob (=long hard part), and which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable [= corn American English]

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