- whole or ground hulled corn from which the bran and germ have been removed by bleaching the whole kernels in a lye bath (lye hominy) or by crushing and sifting (pearl hominy).
Origin of hominy
Examples from the Web for hominy
The water in which the hominy is cooked should remain on it.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
In some households the corn was pounded into hominy in wooden mortars.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
Tom-fuller was made from beaten corn and tasted sort of like hominy.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
You have coffee and hominy and toast and fried potatoes and all that?Andiron Tales
John Kendrick Bangs
By following in his footsteps we learned about succotash and hominy.Cobb's Bill-of-Fare
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
- mainly US coarsely ground maize prepared as a food by boiling in milk or water
Word Origin and History for hominy
1629, first recorded by Capt. John Smith, probably from Powhatan (Algonquian) appuminneonash "parched corn," probably literally "that which is ground or beaten." See grits.