Definition of zea
1 capitalized : a genus of large grasses having broad ribbon-shaped leaves and monoecious flowers of which the staminate forms an ample terminal panicle and the pistillate is in a sessile axillary spike enveloped by numerous bracts — see indian corn
2 plural -s : the fresh styles and stigmas of Indian corn formerly used as a diuretic
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Origin and Etymology of zea
New Latin, from Greek zea, zeia single-grained wheat; akin to Sanskrit yava barley
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