a native English combining form, now unproductive, denoting a fixed measure at a time: piecemeal.
The Tastiest Names For The Most Disgusting MealsWhen you see mountain oysters on the menu, don’t expect a lovely plate of mollusks caught at the base of Black Mountain in San Francisco Bay.
Supper vs. DinnerIn parts of the US, supper and dinner are used interchangeably to refer to the evening meal, but elsewhere dinner is the midday meal, akin to lunch, and supper, the evening meal. What do these words really mean? The word dinner does not necessarily imply the time of day. Depending on where you are, it may mean the midday meal or the evening meal, but it …
Origin of -meal
Middle English -mele, Old English -mǣlum, combining form representing mǣl meal1
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