teosinte

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From French téosinte, from Spanish teocinte, from Classical Nahuatl teocintli, apparently from teōtl (god) + cintli (dried maize).

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teosinte (plural teosintes)

  1. Any of a few species of maize-like grasses of the genus Zea found in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
    1. Zea diploperennis
    2. Zea perennis
    3. Zea luxurians
    4. Zea nicaraguensis

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