Mais

paesaggio

Zea mays

Sinonimi:
Seta di mais, Mais
Maize (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ. Cognate with Arawak marisi, Wayuu maiki.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: māz, IPA(key): /meɪz/
  • Rhymes: -eɪz
  • Homophone: maze

Noun

maize (countable and uncountable, plural maizes)

  1. Corn; a type of grain of the species Zea mays.
    • A fundamental creative act of American man was the development of maize. For it was maize that made possible and sustained the whole
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