I found the following statement on the agronomy department website at the Iowa State University in 'Origin, History and Uses of Corn'. Link here.
The word "corn" has many different meanings depending on what country you are in. Corn in the United States is also called maize or Indian corn. In some countries, corn means the leading crop grown in a certain district. Corn in England means wheat; in Scotland and Ireland, it refers to oats. Corn mentioned in the Bible probably refers to wheat or barley.
In German the word is Mais.

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