- having the qualities of meal; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: mealy potatoes; a mealy stone.
- of or containing meal; farinaceous: baked fish with a mealy crust.
- covered with or as if with meal or powder: flowers mealy with their pollen.
- flecked as if with meal; spotty: horses with mealy hides.
- pale; sallow: a mealy complexion.
Origin of mealy
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Examples from the Web for mealy
That tape will prove far more persuasive than any expedient and mealy mouthed evasions.How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More
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Third worst is the mealy apple, all too common in the coming season.What to Eat
September 15, 2009
If it is but potatoes and salt, let the salt be ground fine, and the potatoes white and mealy.Culture and Cooking
The name did not fit him; was too mealy; not debonair enough.Gigolo
The "Mealy Sweet" was not of much account; it was too dry, but the Harveys were excellent.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
A baked potato, eaten as soon as done, is sweet, dry and mealy.Health on the Farm
H. F. Harris
They will not be mealy if they lie soaking in the water without boiling.The American Housewife
- resembling meal; powdery
- containing or consisting of meal or grain
- sprinkled or covered with meal or similar granules
- (esp of horses) spotted; mottled
- pale in complexion
- short for mealy-mouthed
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Word Origin and History for mealy
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