American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling meal in texture or consistency; granular: mealy potatoes.
- adj. Made of or containing meal.
- adj. Sprinkled or covered with meal or a similar granular substance.
- adj. Flecked with spots; mottled.
- adj. Lacking healthy coloring; pale: "I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys, and beef-faced boys” ( Charles Dickens).
- adj. Mealy-mouthed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of meal; resembling or having the qualities of meal; pulverulent: as, a mealy powder: a mealy potato; a mealy apple.
- Covered or overspread with meal or with some powdery substance resembling meal.
- Specifically— In ornithology, having the plumage whitened as if dusted over with flour; hoary; canescent.
- In entomology, mealy-winged.
- In botany, same as farinosc.
- Pale-colored; light or white in hue, like meal: as, a mealy complexion.
- Starchy; farinaceous. See starchy, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal.
- adj. Overspread with something that resembles meal.
- adj. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
- adj. containing meal or made of meal
- See meal (Wiktionary)
“Some had the creamy ring on their muzzles that was known as mealy muzzle because it looked as if they had put their noses in a bucket of food and still had the mush on their mouths.”
“You seem to be sure that, when it comes to allusions, the film is to borrow Jody's phrase mealy-mouthed, and not just reasonably ambiguous.”
“Dastardly attempt to win the cause of the working girls by dirty scab leaders and butter-fingered capitalist class," it began, and after this followed a wild jumble of words, words without meaning, sentences without point in which Sam was called a mealy-mouthed mail-order musser and The”
“The face and legs are black, or sometimes mottled, the horns spiral, and on the top of the forehead it has a small round tuft of lighter-coloured wool than on the face; has the muzzle and lips of the same light hue, and what shepherds call a mealy mouth; the eye is full of vivacity and fire, and well open; the body long, round, and firm, and the limbs robust.”
“ Jerry once satirized this kind of mealy mouthed reporting by drawing chalk circles on the floor of a car company men's room, standing on them and whispering some observation about where the industry was headed.”
“It would not necessarily foster the kind of mealy-mouth bipartisanship that some of you are concerned about.”
“I think it's also apropos to the kind of mealy-mouthed, less than zero sum gain kind of politics that rules America these days in general.”
“Being a luke-warm fruit lover, 'mealy' wasn't in my culinary vocab - but I guess it should've been, since it means exactly what it should mean - resembling meal.”
“They backed into some kind of mealy-mouthed editorial, but I think they could have done a service, because there was so much misinformation and misunderstanding.”
“He might have added, that the top is usually the least nutritious, or "mealy" part of the potato, which would make the loss still less.”
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