\ˈmāz \

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Founded in 1973, Embrapa made the cerrado’s acidic soils hospitable to maize, soyabean and cattle, and created types of crops and livestock that could thrive in such climes. The Economist, "Tough times for Embrapa, a jewel of Brazilian innovation," 28 June 2018 Even in San Jose Calderas, several miles north of the eruption, maize and peach crops were ruined by six inches of hot ash and rocks. New York Times, "Visiting Guatemala After a Deadly Eruption," 13 June 2018 According to the team, the maize lettering will remain the same. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Stadium end zones going blue for first time in program history," 15 June 2018 Instead, like many early civilizations, they were thought to mostly barter, trading items such as tobacco, maize, and clothing. Joshua Rapp Learn, Science | AAAS, "The Maya civilization used chocolate as money," 27 June 2018 All joins Moeller offensive lineman Zach Carpenter who committed just under a month ago to the maize and blue. Scott Springer,, "What sold Fairfield tight end Erick All on Michigan?," 25 June 2018 The last time one of Brown’s defenses finished outside the top-15 nationally was 2013, when Harbaugh was coaching in the NFC Championship game, Brady Hoke still had time on his maize and blue watch and Rashan Gary was a sophomore in high school. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's offensive mission is simple: Don't self-destruct," 14 May 2018 Farm income has halved from a peak of $124bn in 2013 to a forecast $60bn this year (see chart) because the supply of global grains is outstripping demand, the Chinese economy is slowing and demand for ethanol based on corn (maize) is slack. The Economist, "Donald Trump alienates farmers," 19 Apr. 2018 The women sat on the earth making maize balls, dogs lolled in the first sun and in distance was that unique sound of India: the woo-woo of the train slowing for cows on the line. Victoria Mather, A-LIST, "India Files: the Princely Grandeur of Rajasthan," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of maize

circa 1544, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maize

Spanish maíz, from Taino mahiz

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