\ ˈmāz How to pronounce maize (audio) \

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On the plus side, Myers said that Draymond Green liked Poole — no small feat, considering that Green is a Michigan State Spartan and openly despises everything maize and blue. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, "Kurtenbach: Three thoughts on the Warriors’ three draft picks," 21 June 2019 After the genocide, he was adopted and raised by his uncle in Kayonza, a poor district on the border of the park, where people grow maize and raise cattle. Benedict Moran, National Geographic, "Rwanda's war nearly destroyed this park. Now it's coming back.," 7 May 2019 And maize, which is packed with calories, is critical to survival in the famished country. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, "Lab-grown meat, GMOs, high-tech ag: 'Fate of Food' explores solutions to global food crisis," 6 June 2019 Faced with declining harvests, the argument goes, European farmers began to experiment with potatoes, tomatoes, and maize, consumed more beef and milk, and found that manure and crop diversification helped increase grain production. Nathaniel Rich, Harper's magazine, "Ruina Mundi," 10 May 2019 Moses Mungai has driven a maize lorry for four hours to get here, from a border town in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. The Economist, "Why Africa’s poor pay high prices," 15 Mar. 2018 One of the shoes, the Air Jordan Varsity Royal ($200, available now), celebrates Jordan’s legacy at Laney High School with a varsity royal, maize and light charcoal combination shoe. Steve Reed, The Seattle Times, "NBA Fashion: All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend," 11 Feb. 2019 In the layers deposited before European arrival, the lake sediments held pollen reminiscent of an open landscape, dotted with amaranth, meadow rue, grasses, and cultivated maize fields. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland," 17 July 2018 North American foragers traded for domesticated maize for hundreds of years prior to cultivating it themselves, the paper points out. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 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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