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Zea  n.  (Bot.) 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.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Zea" Quotes from Famous Books



... Maize: Zea Mays.—Botanists are nearly unanimous that all the cultivated kinds belong to the same species. It is undoubtedly[565] of American origin, and was grown by the aborigines throughout the continent from New England to Chili. Its cultivation must have been extremely ancient, ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. • Charles Darwin



Words linked to "Zea" :   monocot genus, Indian corn, Graminaceae, Zea mays everta, family Graminaceae, Zea mays indentata, grass family, Zea saccharata, Zea mays indurata, liliopsid genus, Gramineae, family Gramineae, Zea mays, Poaceae, Zea mays amylacea, maize, Zea mays rugosa, family Poaceae



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