mealy
adjective (mealier; -est) Date: 1591 1. containing meal ; farinaceous 2. soft, dry, and friable 3. a. covered with meal or with fine granules b. flecked with another color c. spotty, uneven d. pallid, blanched <
a mealy complexion
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4. mealymouthed

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  • Mealy — Meal y (m[=e]l [y^]), a. [Compar. {Mealier}; superl. {Mealiest}.] 1. Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato. [1913 Webster] 2. Overspread with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mealy — mealy; mealy·mouthed·ly; mealy·mouthed·ness; …   English syllables

  • mealy — [mē′lē] adj. mealier, mealiest 1. a) like meal; powdery, dry, soft, etc. b) dry and somewhat crumbly or coarse in texture, with little flavor [a mealy apple] 2. of or containing meal 3. sprinkled or covered with meal …   English World dictionary

  • mealy — (adj.) resembling or consisting of meal, 1530s, from MEAL (Cf. meal) (n.2) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Mealiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • mealy — ► ADJECTIVE (mealier, mealiest) 1) of, like, or containing meal. 2) pale in colour …   English terms dictionary

  • mealy — mealiness, n. /mee lee/, adj., mealier, mealiest. 1. having the qualities of meal; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: mealy potatoes; a mealy stone. 2. of or containing meal; farinaceous: baked fish with a mealy crust. 3. covered with or as if with …   Universalium

  • mealy — UK [ˈmiːlɪ] / US [ˈmɪlɪ] adjective Word forms mealy : adjective mealy comparative mealier superlative mealiest mealy fruit or vegetables are soft and feel rough, dry, and unpleasant in your mouth a mealy apple …   English dictionary

  • mealy — meal|y [ˈmi:li] adj 1.) fruit or vegetables that are mealy are dry and do not taste good ▪ These apples are kind of mealy. 2.) containing ↑meal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mealy — meal|y [ mili ] adjective 1. ) mealy fruit and vegetables are soft and feel rough, dry, and unpleasant in your mouth: a mealy apple 2. ) made of crushed grain, or covered with it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mealy — [[t]mi͟ːli[/t]] ADJ GRADED Food that is dry and powdery can be described as mealy. ...the mealy stodge of pulse, grain and potato dishes …   English dictionary

  • mealy — adjective 1 fruit or vegetables that are mealy are dry and do not taste good: mealy potatoes 2 containing meal (3) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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