\ ˈgrits How to pronounce grits (audio) \

Definition of grits

: coarsely ground hulled grain especially : ground hominy with the germ removed

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Recent Examples on the Web Maxine’s on Saint James, for chicken and waffles, baked catfish over grits, mac and cheese and dirty rice, jambalaya and etouffee, banana pudding and sweet tea. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Support Black-owned restaurants: Get takeout," 17 Feb. 2021 Freese suggests investing in a small 1 x 30 belt sander, several sanding belts of various grits, and a leather belt with a chromium oxide compound for finishing. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "How to Sharpen a Knife (in 8 Simple Steps)," 10 Feb. 2021 Cornbread, grits, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, ham hocks, fish -- the list of classic soul food goes on and on. cleveland, "Best pizza, pierogi, lemonade, salsa, frozen custard and more: Every Cleveland’s Best contest of 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 Make this simple and tasty recipe from the famous Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem for breakfast (served with grits!) and enjoy leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. Sylvia's, Woman's Day, "Fried Fish," 20 Jan. 2021 City Works Eatery & Pour Houses in Fort Worth and Frisco Spring for the $28 filet medallions served with blue cheese mashed potatoes or the $22 short rib with grits and bacon-tomato jam at City Works. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "19 New Year’s Eve takeout dinners to celebrate the end of 2020 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 14 Dec. 2020 How about python jerky, a plate of constrictor and grits for breakfast or maybe a nice Christmas cookie whipped up with snake-yolk dough? orlandosentinel.com, "Florida hunter makes Christmas cookies with python eggs," 28 Dec. 2020 Kim substitutes coconut milk for heavy cream and seasons the grits with caramelized onions, garlic and nuoc cham, with a little sherry vinegar to cut through the rich flavor. NBC News, "Masala cornbread, miso carrots: 11 Asian-inspired Thanksgiving side dishes," 23 Nov. 2020 At Friday's event, longtime Vaucresson customer Ericka Lassair served plates of sausage and grits to attendees from her Diva Dawg food truck. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Vaucresson Sausage building new market, restaurant in former home, vacant since Hurricane Katrina," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of grits

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grits

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

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27 Feb 2021

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“Grits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grits. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of grits

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


noun plural
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Kids Definition of grits

: coarsely ground hulled grain

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