hominy
noun Etymology: Virginia Algonquian -homen, literally, that treated (in the way specified) Date: 1629 kernels of corn that have been soaked in a caustic solution (as of lye) and then washed to remove the hulls

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  • Hominy — Le Hominy ou nixtamal est un mets américain composé de grains de maïs séchés, puis traités à l aide d une solution alcaline (lessi). Ce traitement, appelé nixtamalisation, permet entre autres de retirer l enveloppe des grains, ainsi que de rendre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hominy — Hominy, OK U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 2584 Housing Units (2000): 1208 Land area (2000): 1.980150 sq. miles (5.128565 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001258 sq. miles (0.003258 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.981408 sq. miles (5.131823 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • hominy — ☆ hominy [häm′ə nē ] n. [contr. < rockahominy < AmInd (Algonquian), as in Virginian rokahamen, meal from parched corn] dry corn (maize) with the hull and germ removed and often coarsely ground (hominy grits): it is boiled for food …   English World dictionary

  • Hominy — Hom i*ny, n. [From North American Indian auh[ u]minea parched corn.] Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water. [U.S.] [Written also {homony}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hominy — 1629, first recorded by Capt. John Smith, probably from Powhatan (Algonquian) appuminneonash parched corn, probably lit. that which is ground or beaten. See GRITS (Cf. grits) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hominy — Dried maize mote, also known as hominy, that is used in Southern and Mexican cuisine Hominy or nixtamal is dried maize kernels which have been treated with an alkali in a process called nixtamalization. The English term hominy is derived from the …   Wikipedia

  • hominy — /hom euh nee/, n. whole or ground hulled corn from which the bran and germ have been removed by bleaching the whole kernels in a lye bath (lye hominy) or by crushing and sifting (pearl hominy). [1620 30, Amer.; < Virginia Algonquian (E sp.)… …   Universalium

  • hominy — noun A food made from hulled corn (maize) kernels soaked in lye water, rinsed, then cooked and eaten; or, the rinsed kernels are dried and coarsely ground into hominy grits …   Wiktionary

  • Hominy — Original name in latin Hominy Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 36.41424 latitude 96.3953 altitude 244 Population 3565 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • hominy — [17] Hominy, a gruel or porridge made from coarsely ground maize kernels, is a North American dish, and appropriately enough its linguistic origins are probably American too. A likely source is Algonquian appuminnéonash ‘parched corn’, a compound …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • hominy — [17] Hominy, a gruel or porridge made from coarsely ground maize kernels, is a North American dish, and appropriately enough its linguistic origins are probably American too. A likely source is Algonquian appuminnéonash ‘parched corn’, a compound …   Word origins

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