Maize (?), n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, i the language of the Island of Hayti.] Bot.
A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Z. Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals.
Maize eater Zool., a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials. -- Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.
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