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Indian meal

noun, Chiefly British.
cornmeal (def 1).
Origin of Indian meal
An Americanism dating back to 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Similar cakes may be made with Indian meal instead of rice flour.

  • Indian meal is used merely because it is of a less adhesive nature than that of wheat.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett
  • Indian batter cakes may be made as above; or rye and Indian meal be mixed in equal proportions.

  • The day after, when it is working, put in the Indian meal, stirring it well as it goes in.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett
  • Exercise had given the children good appetites, and they were quite ready to do full justice to the "Indian meal."

    Marjorie at Seacote Carolyn Wells
  • On lifting the covers, each was found to contain an "Indian meal."

    Marjorie at Seacote Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Indian meal

Indian meal

another name for corn meal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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