mealies

mealie

[mee-lee]
noun South African.
1.
Sometimes, mealies. corn; maize.
2.
an ear of corn.
Also called mielie.


Origin:
1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet

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mealie or mielie (ˈmiːlɪ)
 
n
(South African) See also mealies an ear of maize
 
[C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet]
 
mielie or mielie
 
n
 
[C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet]

mealies or mielies (ˈmiːlɪz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) a South African word for maize
 
mielies or mielies
 
n

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