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maize

noun [U] uk   /meɪz/ UK ( US corn) us  
a tall plant grown in many parts of the world for its yellow seeds, which are eaten as food, made into flour, or fed to animals
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in Korean 옥수수, 메이즈…
in Arabic ذُرَة…
in French maïs…
in Turkish mısır…
in Italian mais, granturco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玉蜀黍,玉米…
in Russian маис, кукуруза…
in Polish kukurydza…
in Spanish maíz…
in Portuguese milho…
in German der Mais…
in Catalan blat de moro…
in Japanese トウモロコシ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玉蜀黍,玉米…
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