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Indian meal

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noun Chiefly British.
  1. cornmeal(def 1).

Origin of Indian meal

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for indian meal

Historical Examples

  • Similar cakes may be made with indian-meal, instead of rice-flour.

    Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book

    Eliza Leslie

  • The Indian-meal moth is the most destructive of these insects.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

  • He says, keep them on just two pints of Indian-meal gruel—by which he appears to mean thin hasty pudding—a day, and no more.

  • The blacks at Hilton Head, who have had our Indian-meal given them as rations, cannot eat the "red flour."

  • There was nothing for supper but some bread and butter and weak tea, though the old man had his dish of Indian-meal porridge.

British Dictionary definitions for indian meal

Indian meal

  1. another name for corn meal
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