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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Poaceae — the teosintes, a group of large grasses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of large grasses of which the Indian corn (Zea Mays) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet ascertained. See maize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses, type of the tribe Maydeæ.
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- n. corn
Ancient Greek ζειά (zeia, "spelt"). (Wiktionary)