- Sometimes mealies. corn; maize.
- an ear of corn.
Origin of mealie
1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet
Also called mielie.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for mealie
The mealie crop was only just over the rise, so we were there very soon.A Frontier Mystery
The ration is biscuits and three ounces of mealie meal for porridge.Ladysmith
H. W. Nevinson
Mealie pap is cooked in a simple fashion, and occasionally boiling hot pots of it have fallen into the hands of the British.
The mealie was roasted over a fire and afterwards treated in a similar manner to that by which the coffee bean is prepared.
This "mealie coffee" made a very palatable drink, especially as we were frequently able to obtain milk to mix with it.
- Southern African an ear of maizeSee also mealies
C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet