Meaning of “maize” in the English Dictionary

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"maize" in British English

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maizenoun [ U ]

uk /meɪz/ us /meɪz/ UK US corn

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


  • The villagers cultivate mostly maize and beans.
  • In Britain, this flour usually goes under the name of maize meal.
  • The villagers grow coffee and maize to sell in the market.

(Definition of “maize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maize" in American English

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maizenoun [ U ]

us /meɪz/


(Definition of “maize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)