Pronunciation: [<em>Fr.</em> mah-EESS]
mais [It. MY-ees]; Mais [Gr. MIGHSS] French, Italian and German for "corn" or "corn on the cob."
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.