Dry corn (maize) with the hull and germ removed and often coarsely ground (hominy grits): it is boiled for food.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Hominy
Origin of Hominy
First recorded in 1629. From Powhatan ("Virginia Algonquian"). Probably from uskatahomen, or from appuminnéonash ("parched corn"). Alternatively, perhaps a short form of rockahominy, from Powhatan rokohamin (“parched, ground corn”).
Short for Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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