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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 maize n.  Bot. A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Zea Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn, commonly called 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.