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A puzzle of a confusing and baffling network of winding paths which connect and cross at points, or end in blind alleys. The paths are often bordered by high hedges, tall plants or walls. Some early examples are believed to have had ritual uses. 'Maze' is from a Middle English word that meant dazed or confused. Use more specific type where known.

  maze, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, EnglandPhotograph of the yew maze at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England, taken in the early 1990s. Photograph copyright:  Helen Lazenby.