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 Definition Cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the world, and one of the most widely grown crops in the Americas. [d] [e]
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If the usual word for maize is "corn," then why doesn't this article live at corn? Is there a reason, or are we just being pretentious? --Larry Sanger 18:44, 18 December 2007 (CST)

Maize is the Brit word, corn the American. So probably it depends on who started the article.... Hayford Peirce 18:50, 18 December 2007 (CST)
That's an interesting story, actually. This guy does a pretty good job of telling it. --Joe Quick 20:21, 18 December 2007 (CST)

Thoughts while correcting coffee deficiency

Given that there are language variants, would all English variants be tolerant of a garden maze of maize, or would that be too amazing to be a reliable assumption? In the U.S., while butter is the usual condiment, there is no reason that mayonnaise could not be used. How might a unit of maize, with such a condiment, be described? Howard C. Berkowitz 09:37, 24 September 2008 (CDT)

Is this a quiz? A maze of maize would be fine in Britain where corn relates to all cereals as a general term. Come to think of it I should probably move this to Zea mays (Maize) , or Zea mays (Corn), or Corn (Zea mays), or would that be Maize (Zea mays)? Chris Day 09:44, 24 September 2008 (CDT)
Don't forget Willie Mays, not to speak of the Amazin' Mets.... Hayford Peirce 10:38, 24 September 2008 (CDT)
And some Hispanic people here in Tucson eat roasted corn with mayo, not butter. Hayford Peirce 10:38, 24 September 2008 (CDT)
If a multi-year study of these phenomena is warranted, the reports should presented in the Mays thereof. Howard C. Berkowitz 11:07, 24 September 2008 (CDT)