hom·​i·​ny | \ ˈhä-mə-nē How to pronounce hominy (audio) \

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 on the Web Also popular: Carne asada, Mexican street corn, tamales and pozole, a Mexican soup made with pepper base, hominy, avocado, radishes, pork and more. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Kent restaurant The Battleground embraces social justice on its plates, in its glasses," 26 May 2020 Everyone at my table was pleased with the pozole blanco, a traditional pork and hominy stew seasoned with onion, garlic, oregano and thyme. New York Times, "11 New Cookbooks Worth Buying, Even in Quarantine," 20 Apr. 2020 Northern South America, Central America, southeast Florida Appearing in Mexican dishes such as Oaxacan mole verde and the soothing hominy soup, pozole, hoja santa is a wide aromatic leaf comparable in flavor to licorice, sassafras, and tarragon. Kat Craddock, Saveur, "10 Flavor-Packed Leaves From Around the World to Bring Into Your Kitchen," 25 May 2017 There are other Texas products, like Katz Coffee from Houston, and one refrigerator case stocks to-go side dishes, including an addictive green chile hominy, one of Nickelson’s creations. Dallas News, "New butcher The Meat Board has become Fort Worth’s hottest lunch spot," 29 Jan. 2020 The five-course dinner starts with a couple of bites: duck carnitas with hazelnut mole and hominy puree, and mango-scallop ceviche, by chefs Nicolas Ramos and Erasmo Guerrero. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Try five courses of modern Mexican fare by Chef Latinos Wisconsin," 11 Jan. 2020 The breakfast menu includes buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, hominy, stewed apples, and hot and cold beverages. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Central Carroll: 5K to support Westminster Rescue Mission; Winters Mill to host trivia night," 28 Oct. 2019 Now to the maize: commonly available is canned hominy. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Here are three versions of posole with winter on its way," 18 Sep. 2019 Turkey Posole This posole has traditional hominy but also a liberal amount of hearty fall vegetables. Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that turn turkey and all the trimmings into something new," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hominy

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hominy

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

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The first known use of hominy was in 1629

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3 Jun 2020

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“Hominy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hominy. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hominy

: a food made from dried corn


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Kids Definition of hominy

: 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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