[ mee-lee ]
/ ˈmi li /

adjective, meal·i·er, meal·i·est.

having the qualities of meal; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: mealy potatoes; a mealy stone.
of or containing meal; farinaceous: baked fish with a mealy crust.
covered with or as if with meal or powder: flowers mealy with their pollen.
flecked as if with meal; spotty: horses with mealy hides.
pale; sallow: a mealy complexion.

Origin of mealy

First recorded in 1525–35; meal2 + -y1


meal·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mealy

/ (ˈmiːlɪ) /

adjective mealier or mealiest

resembling meal; powdery
containing or consisting of meal or grain
sprinkled or covered with meal or similar granules
(esp of horses) spotted; mottled
pale in complexion
short for mealy-mouthed

Derived forms of mealy

mealiness, noun
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