In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(plant)maíz masculinebefore noun maize field — maizal masculine
- The main crops that are harvested for this are maize, rice, wheat, and potatoes.
- Previous work with wheat and barley is extended to include experiments with maize.
- Tortillas are infinitely versatile and usually made from corn or maize, but also from wheat.
- A similar phenotype has been observed in other species, including maize and sorghum.
- Farmers may be forced to change from barley and wheat to maize as warming continues.
2(grains)maíz masculinechoclo masculine Peru Southern Coneelote masculine Mexico
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