maize(n = noun.plant) corn, indian corn, zea mays - tall 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;
maize, n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Haiti.].
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. [1913 Webster]
Maize eater(Zoöl.), a South American bird of the genus Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials. --