HyperDic: zea_mays

English > 1 sense of the expression Zea mays:
NOUNplantZea mays, corn, maize, Indian corntall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears
English > Zea mays: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningtall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times.
Synonymscorn, maize, Indian corn
Member ofZea, genus ZeaCorn
Partscorn, edible cornears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
corncob, corn cobThe hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
cornstalk, corn stalkThe stalk of a corn plant
ear, spike, capitulumfruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
Narrowerfield cornCorn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
popcorn, Zea mays evertaCorn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
sweet corn, sugar corn, green corn, sweet corn plant, Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharataA corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
Broadercereal, cereal grassgrass whose starchy grains are used as food
Spanishadaza, borona, maíz, mijo, millo, zara, zea mays
Catalanblat de l'Índia, blat de moro, dacsa, moresc, panís, zea mays, Zea mays

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