Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Indian meal

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Chiefly British.
  1. cornmeal(def 1).

Origin of Indian meal

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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

noun
  1. another name for corn meal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012