noun hom·i·ny \ˈhä-mə-nē\

: a food made from dried corn

Full Definition of HOMINY

:  kernels of corn that have been soaked in a caustic solution (as of lye) and then washed to remove the hulls

Examples of HOMINY

  1. We had pork and hominy stew.

Origin of HOMINY

Virginia Algonquian -homen, literally, that treated (in the way specified)
First Known Use: 1629

Rhymes with HOMINY

HOMINY Defined for Kids


noun hom·i·ny \ˈhä-mə-nē\

Definition of HOMINY for Kids

:  kernels of corn that have the outer covering removed by processing and that are eaten cooked as a cereal or vegetable


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