Roo asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

Is maize another name for corn or are they different "species"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    corn is the generic term for any grain of a cereal crop.

    maize is the sweetcorn variety originating in central america.

    ie maize is a type of corn but not all corn is maize

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maize=corn

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maize is called corn in the United States, Canada, and Australia, but in other countries that term may refer to other cereal grains.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maize is another name for indian corn cus in the irish famine the english sent indian corn to the irish and called it maize, i read somewhere.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    maize is giant domesticated grass. the plant is used to make grain

    Source(s): www.maize.agron.iastate.edu
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  • 1 decade ago

    It's cereal grain but in USA, Canada and other countries it's corn.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think it's the same thing

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