Afrikaans mielieultimately from Latin miliummillet (perhaps via Portuguese milho) melə- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From South African Dutchmilie, mily (> Afrikaans mielie), from obsolete Dutch milie (“millet, maize"), from Old French mil (“millet").
Mealie Sentence Examples
mealie meal, our national food staple made from maize.
MEALIE, the South African name for Indian corn or maize.
mealie puddings on top, cover the pan and simmer the mince for about 20 minutes.
The chief method employed for their destruction is spraying the swarms with arsenic. The districts with the greatest area under cultivation are Heidelberg, Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Standerton and Krugersdorp. The chief crops grown for grain are wheat, maize (mealie) and kaffir corn, but the harvest is inadequate to meet local demands.
Some 25% more women than men were so employed, this preponderance being due to the large number of Kaffir women and the few native men who work in the mealie fields.