granoturco

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɡranoˈturko/

Etymology[edit]

'Foreign grain', because originating from Latin America; another hypothesis is that the word turco (literally 'Turkish') identified the commercial origin of maize, or that it arrived in Italy by passing through Ottoman Greece and Asia.

Noun[edit]

granoturco m (plural granoturchi)

  1. maize

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