pearl hominy

pearl hominy

noun
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hominy

[hom-uh-nee]
noun
whole or ground hulled corn from which the bran and germ have been removed by bleaching the whole kernels in a lye bath (lye hominy) or by crushing and sifting (pearl hominy)

Origin:
1620–30, Americanism; < Virginia Algonquian (E spelling) uskatahomen, usketchamun a nominalized passive v., literally, that which is treated (in the way specified by the unidentified initial element), here probably that which is ground or beaten

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hominy (ˈhɒmɪnɪ)
 
n
chiefly (US) coarsely ground maize prepared as a food by boiling in milk or water
 
[C17: probably of Algonquian origin]

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hominy
1629, first recorded by Capt. John Smith, probably from Powhatan (Algonquian) appuminneonash "parched corn," probably lit. "that which is ground or beaten." See grits.
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