mealie

[mee-lee]
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noun South African.

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

Nearby words

  1. meagerness,
  2. meagre,
  3. meal,
  4. meal moth,
  5. meal ticket,
  6. mealie meal,
  7. mealie pap,
  8. mealies,
  9. meals on wheels,
  10. mealtime

Origin of mealie

1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet

Also called mielie.

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British Dictionary definitions for mealies

mealies

mielies

noun

(functioning as singular) a South African word for maize

mealie

mielie

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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