mealie

noun
mea·​lie | \ ˈmē-lē How to pronounce mealie (audio) \

Definition of mealie

South Africa

Examples of mealie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meals usually include several starches as well, such as Virginia spoon bread, South African mealie bread, Southern Hoppin' John, Nigerian jollof rice, Accras (Caribbean fritters), or Injera (Ethiopian flatbread). Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mealie

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mealie

Afrikaans mielie, from obsolete Dutch milie millet, maize, from Middle French mil millet — more at millet

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“Mealie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mealie. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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