Zea

Zea

[zee-uh]
noun
1.
2.
a female given name.
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Zea (ˈtsɛːa)
 
n
the Italian name for Keos

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zea

a genus of four wild Mexican and Mesoamerican species of large grasses of the family Poaceae, order Poales. The two best-known grasses are members of Zea mays, which has four subspecies. In particular, corn, or maize (Z. mays mays), belongs to a worldwide cultigen derived from one of the Mexican teosintes (subspecies parviglumis) in pre-Columbian times more than 5,000 years ago.

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