|corn, maize (Zea mays)||
corn, maize (Zea mays; GRASS FAMILY [Poaceae]) Tall, robust, annual grass with very broad leaf blades with overlapping sheaths. Staminate spikelets occur in long, spike-like branches, which are aggregated into large spreading terminal panicles (tassels). Pistillate spikelets are arranged in rows on a thickened axis (cob), which occurs in a leaf axil, and is enclosed by several bracts. The long thin styles (silk) protrude from the top. Cultivated extensively throughout the world for food and forage. 
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