grits

[ grits ]
/ grɪts /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

Also called hominy grits. coarsely ground hominy, boiled and sometimes then fried, eaten as a breakfast dish or as a side dish with meats.
grain hulled and coarsely ground.

Origin of grits

before 900; Middle English gryttes (plural), Old English gryt(t); 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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