hominy

noun hom·i·ny \ ˈhä-mə-nē \

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

  1. We had pork and hominy stew.

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Origin and Etymology of hominy

Virginia Algonquian -homen, literally, that treated (in the way specified)


HOMINY Defined for English Language Learners

hominy

noun

Definition of hominy for English Language Learners

  • : a food made from dried corn


HOMINY Defined for Kids

hominy

noun hom·i·ny \ ˈhä-mə-nē \

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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