A simplified (and former) spelling of maize.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "maiz" in a sentence
"Also, masa de maiz is made from corn treated with lime to give it that special yummy flavor."
"On November 5, 1492, members of Christopher Columbus’s team in Cuba came across “a sort of grain they called maiz which was well tasted, bak’d, dry’d, and made into flour.”"
"They likewife faw a variety of birds and sywl, among which were partridges and nightingales, but no quadrupeds, except thofe iilent dogs we have already mcDtioned: great part of the land was cul - tivated, and bore, befides the bread-root, and a fort of beans, a kind of grain called maiz, of which was made a very well tailed Aour."