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Webster 1913 Edition


Zea


Ze′a

(zē′ȧ)
,
Noun.
[L., a kind of grain, fr. Gr.
ζέα
,
ζειά
; cf. Skr.
yava
barley.]
(Bot.)
A genus of large grasses of which the Indian corn (
Zea Mays
) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet ascertained. See
Maize
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Zea

ZEA

,
Noun.
The generic name of maiz.

Definition 2021


Zea

Zea

See also: zea and ze'a

Translingual

Zea mays, ripe

Proper noun

Zea f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Poaceae – the teosintes, a group of large grasses that includes maize.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

zea

zea

See also: Zea and ze'a

Latin

Noun

zēa f (genitive zēae); first declension

  1. A type of grain; spelt; emmer wheat.
  2. A type of rosemary.

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative zēa zēae
genitive zēae zēārum
dative zēae zēīs
accusative zēam zēās
ablative zēā zēīs
vocative zēa zēae

Descendants

References


Yola

Etymology

From Old English (sea, lake), from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz, probably from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂ei-u̯o- 'to be fierce, afflict'.

Noun

zea

  1. sea