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mealie

[mee-lee] /ˈmi li/
noun, South African.
1.
Sometimes, mealies. corn; maize.
2.
an ear of corn.
Also called mielie.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet
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British Dictionary definitions for mealies

mealies

/ˈmiːlɪz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a South African word for maize

mealie

/ˈmiːlɪ/
noun
1.
(South African) an ear of maize See also mealies
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet
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