Mealie meaning

mē'lē
An ear of corn.
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Corn; maize.
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An ear of this.
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(South Africa) An ear or kernel of maize; in plural as mass noun: maize, corn.
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Origin of mealie

  • Afrikaans mielie ultimately from Latin milium millet (perhaps via Portuguese milho) melə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From South African Dutch milie, mily (> Afrikaans mielie), from obsolete Dutch milie (“millet, maize"), from Old French mil (“millet").
    From Wiktionary