middlings

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

middling +‎ -s.

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Noun[edit]

middlings

  1. (plural only, business) Commodities that are of intermediate price, quality, or size.
  2. (plural only, business) Partially refined ore or petroleum.
  3. (plural only, cooking) Low-grade or coarse flour; coarse wheat mixed with bran.
    • 1917, Carl William Larson, Fred Silver Putney, Dairy cattle feeding and management, page 95,
      Buckwheat middlings is a fairly good feed for dairy cows, being far superior to buckwheat bran.
  4. (plural only, cooking, chiefly Southern US) The part of a pig between the shoulder and the ham.
  5. plural of middling.