maize
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maize
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(grain) (United Kingdom)
a. el maíz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Maize is an important component of the Central American diet.El maíz es un componente importante de la dieta centroamericana.
b. el choclo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Andes) (Southern Cone)
Maize must be combined with beans to form a complete protein.El choclo tiene que ser combinado con porotos para formar una proteína completa.
c. el elote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mother is grinding maize to make her delicious tamales.Mi mamá está moliendo elote para hacer sus deliciosos tamales.
2. (botany) (United Kingdom)
a. el maíz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The American state of Iowa is known for its large maize farms.El estado de Iowa en los Estados Unidos es conocido por sus grandes granjas de maíz.
b. el choclo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Andes) (Southern Cone)
If you plant maize now, you will be able to harvest it in five to six months.Si siembras choclo ahora, lo podrás cosechar en unos cinco o seis meses.
3. (grain)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maíz criollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I found a great traditional recipe for making hominy grits with maize.Encontré una fabulosa receta tradicional para hacer semolina de maíz con maíz criollo.
4. (botany)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maíz criollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Maize was cultivated even before the early colonists landed on American soil.El maíz criollo se cultivaba desde antes que los primeros colonizadores llegaran al suelo americano.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (yellow)
a. maíz
The blue accents make a nice contrast with the maize hues of the walls.Los detalles azules hacen un lindo contraste con el tono maíz de las paredes.
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maize
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el maíz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. el choclo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
maize [meɪz]
noun
(Britain) maíz (m)
ear of maize mazorca (f); elote (m); (Méx) choclo (m); (And) (S. Cone)
modifier
maize field (n) maizal (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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