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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A strong yellow color; Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties.

Usage examples (31)
  • The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtly hints at crisp corn flavors.
  • Of the birds, there is a kind like starlings, which we call maize thieves, because they do so much damage to the maize.
  • Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize
  • The maize is very coarsely ground, and the bread incredibly heavy. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The rat reached the "maize" (tall annual cereal grass) at the end of the "maze "(a labyrinth) in under thirty seconds.
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