grits

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈgrits\

Definition of grits

  1. :  coarsely ground hulled grain; especially :  ground hominy with the germ removed

Origin and Etymology of grits

perhaps partly from 1grit, partly from dialect grit coarse meal, from Old English grytt; akin to Old English grēot


First Known Use: 1579


GRITS Defined for English Language Learners

grits

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈgrits\

Definition of grits for English Language Learners

  • : a type of ground corn that is eaten especially in the southern U.S.


GRITS Defined for Kids

grits

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noun plural \ˈgrits\

Definition of grits for Students

  1. :  coarsely ground hulled grain



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