Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Whole or ground kernels of corn from which the hull and germ have been removed, as by boiling in a solution of water and lye.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Maize hulled and ground or broken more or less coarsely and prepared for food by being mixed with water and boiled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U.S. Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.

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  • noun Western Hemisphere A food made from hulled corn (maize) kernels soaked in lye water, rinsed, then cooked and eaten; or, the rinsed kernels are dried and coarsely ground into hominy grits.

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

  • noun hulled corn with the bran and germ removed

Etymologies

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

[Short for Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.]

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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").

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