hominy grits
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1876 grits

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hominy grits — noun coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States • Syn: ↑grits • Hypernyms: ↑hot cereal * * * noun plural but singular or plural in construction : hominy in uniform granular particles * * * grits (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hominy grits — grits (def. 1). [1790 1800; Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hominy grits — hom′iny grits n. coo (used with a sing. or pl. v.) grits 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • hominy grits — Synonyms and related words: breakfast food, cereal, cornflakes, dry cereal, farina, frumenty, grits, gruel, hasty pudding, hot cereal, kasha, loblolly, millet, mush, oatmeal, porridge, puffed rice, puffed wheat, rolled oats, wheatflakes …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grits — /grits/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. Also called hominy grits. coarsely ground hominy, boiled and sometimes then fried, eaten as a breakfast dish or as a side dish with meats. 2. grain hulled and coarsely ground. [bef. 900; ME gryttes (pl …   Universalium

  • 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 — 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

  • grits — n.pl. 1 coarsely ground grain, esp. oatmeal. 2 oats that have been husked but not ground. Etymology: OE grytt(e): cf. GRIT, GROATS * * * noun coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States • Syn: ↑hominy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grits — Infobox Prepared Food name = Grits caption = Grits topped with butter. alternate name = country = region = creator = course = served = main ingredient = Corn variations =Hominy grits Yellow speckled grits calories = other = Grits is an American… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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