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"Corn (Zea mays), also called Indian corn, or maize, in agriculture, cereal plant of the tribe Maydeae of the grass family Poaceae, originating in the Americas, and its ediblegrain.
Since its introduction into Europe by Columbus and other explorers, corn has spread to all areas of the world suitable to its cultivation. Native Americans taught colonists to grow the indigenous grains, which included some varieties of yellow corn that are still popular as food as well as varieties with red, blue, pink, and black kernels, often banded, spotted, or striped."
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
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