mealie

[ mee-lee ]
/ ˈmi li /

noun South African.

Sometimes mealies. corn; maize.
an ear of corn.

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Also called mielie.

Origin of mealie

1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet
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British Dictionary definitions for mealies (1 of 2)

mealies

mielies

/ (ˈmiːlɪz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) a South African word for maize

British Dictionary definitions for mealies (2 of 2)

mealie

mielie

/ (ˈmiːlɪ) /

noun

Southern African an ear of maizeSee also mealies

Word Origin for mealie

C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet
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