mealie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From South African Dutch milie, mily ( > Afrikaans mielie), from obsolete Dutch milie ‎(millet, maize), from Old French mil ‎(millet).

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Noun[edit]

mealie ‎(plural mealies)

  1. (South Africa) An ear or kernel of maize; in plural as mass noun: maize, corn.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 10:
      My mother planted and harvested her own mealies.

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