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.
Zea mays, is an annual plant of the grass family, Gramineae. The largest of the cereals, it can reach heights of 4.5 m (15 ft).
a light yellow to moderately orange corn.
Another name for Indian corn. However, maize is not a Native word, but was popularized by the Spanish when they referred to corn in this country.