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 in a Sentence
We had pork and hominy stew.
Recent Examples of hominy from the Web
If desired, substitute rinsed canned hominy for the choclo.
Spread hominy in an even layer on reserved baking sheet and roast, tossing once, until lightly toasted, very fragrant, and just beginning to brown around edges of baking sheet, 12–18 minutes.
The next day, drain the hominy and transfer to a large stockpot.
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Origin and Etymology of hominy
Virginia Algonquian -homen, literally, that treated (in the way specified)
First Known Use: 1629See Words from the same year
HOMINY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hominy for English Language Learners
: a food made from dried corn
HOMINY Defined for Kids
Definition of hominy for Students
: 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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