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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing a substance, especially a dry foodstuff such as grain, that resembles meal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.
  • Mealy-mouthed.
  • Starchy; farinaceous. See starchy, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
  • adj. containing meal or made of meal

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