mealie
noun Etymology: Afrikaans mielie, from obsolete Dutch milie millet, maize, from Middle French mil millet — more at millet Date: 1855 South African Indian corn; also an ear of Indian corn

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  • mealie — [mē′lē] n. [Afrik milje < Port milho, millet (in milho grande, maize) < L milium, MILLET] South Afr. 1. CORN1 (sense 3)usually used in pl. 2. an ear of this …   English World dictionary

  • mealie — UK [ˈmiːlɪ] / US [ˈmɪlɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mealie : singular mealie plural mealies South African maize, or a piece of maize …   English dictionary

  • mealie — /mee lee/, n. South African. 1. Sometimes, mealies. corn; maize. 2. an ear of corn. [1850 55; < Afrik mielie < Pg milho maize, millet < L milium MILLET] * * * …   Universalium

  • mealie — noun /ˈmiːli/ An ear or kernel of maize; in plural as mass noun: maize, corn. My mother planted and harvested her own mealies …   Wiktionary

  • mealie — mea|lie [ˈmi:li] n [U and C] informal ↑maize, or a piece of maize …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mealie — n. ear of corn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mealie — (also mielie) noun chiefly S. African a maize plant or cob. Origin C19: from Afrik. mielie, from Port. milho maize, millet …   English new terms dictionary

  • mealie — noun (C, U) SAfrE maize, or a piece of maize …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mealie — meal·ie …   English syllables

  • mealie — meal•ie [[t]ˈmi li[/t]] n. South African. 1) brit. corn I, 1) 2) brit. an ear of corn • Etymology: 1850–55; < Afrik mielie < Pg milho maize, millet < L milium millet …   From formal English to slang

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