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hominy vs. grits

[ hom-uh-nee ]
  1. 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 ).
[ grits ]
  1. (especially in Southern cooking) coarsely ground hominy, or white corn, boiled to a thick consistency and then sometimes fried, eaten as a breakfast dish or as a side dish with meat.
  2. grain hulled and coarsely ground.

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