The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
maize \maize\ (m[=a]z), n. [Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the
language of the Island of Haiti.] (Bot.)
A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Zea
Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian
corn, commonly called corn. Also, its seed, growing on
cobs, and used as food for men and animals.
Maize eater (Zool.), a South American bird of the genus
Pseudoleistes, allied to the troupials.
Maize yellow, a delicate pale yellow.