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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Also called hominy grits . (especially in Southern cooking) coarsely ground hominy, or white corn, boiled to a thick consistency and then sometimes fried, eaten as a breakfast dish or as a side dish with meat.Compare polenta.
grain hulled and coarsely ground.

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Origin of grits

First recorded before 900; Middle English grut(t)a, gryttes (plural) “coarse meal, bran,” Old English gryt(t) “dust, meal”; cognate with German Grütze
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British Dictionary definitions for grits

grits
/ (ɡrɪts) /

pl n
hulled and coarsely ground grain

Word Origin for grits

Old English grytt; related to Old High German gruzzi; see great, grit
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