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3 definitions found
 for Zea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zea \Ze"a\ (z[=e]"[.a]), n. [L., a kind of grain, fr. Gr. ze`a,
     zeia`; 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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zein \Ze"in\, n. [Cf. F. z['e]ine. See Zea.] (Chem.)
     A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained
     from the seeds of Indian corn ({Zea) as a soft, yellowish,
     amorphous substance. [Formerly written zeine.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Zea
      n 1: corn [syn: Zea, genus Zea]

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