hominy

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noun hom·i·ny \ˈhä-mə-nē\

Definition of hominy

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of hominy

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


First Known Use: 1629


HOMINY Defined for English Language Learners

hominy

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noun hom·i·ny \ˈhä-mə-nē\

Definition of hominy for English Language Learners

  • : a food made from dried corn


HOMINY Defined for Kids

hominy

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noun hom·i·ny \ˈhä-mə-nē\

Definition of hominy for Students

  1. :  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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