A bowl of grits.
grits definition by Webster's New World
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corn or other grain, soybeans, etc. ground more coarsely than for flour or meal; esp., in the South, hominy ground coarsely: grits are eaten as porridge, as a side dish, and in casseroles
Origin: Middle English gryttes (pl.) ; from Old English grytte, akin to German grütze: for Indo-European base see grit
grits definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
- A ground, usually white meal of dried and hulled corn kernels that is boiled and served as a breakfast food or side dish.
- Coarsely ground grain, especially corn.
Origin: Alteration of Middle English grutta, coarse meal, from Old English grytta, pl. of grytt.