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Indian meal

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
cornmeal (def 1).
Origin of Indian meal
1625-1635
An Americanism dating back to 1625-35
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  • The day after, when it is working, put in the Indian meal, stirring it well as it goes in.

    Cottage Economy

    William Cobbett
  • On lifting the covers, each was found to contain an "Indian meal."

    Marjorie at Seacote

    Carolyn Wells
  • 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
  • Similar cakes may be made with Indian meal instead of rice flour.

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

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

    Cottage Economy

    William Cobbett
British Dictionary definitions for Indian meal

Indian meal

noun
1.
another name for corn meal
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