Definitions

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  • noun plural (Bot.) Maize or Indian corn; -- the common name in South Africa.

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  • noun Plural form of mealie.

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Examples

  • Yesterday my rations for the day were four biscuits and an ounce of coffee and of tea, with corn which they call mealies which I could not eat but which saved my horse's life.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

  • Yesterday my rations for the day were four biscuits and an ounce of coffee and of tea, with corn which they call mealies which I could not eat but which saved my horse's life.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

  • Yesterday my rations for the day were four biscuits and an ounce of coffee and of tea, with corn which they call mealies which I could not eat but which saved my horse's life.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

  • He was growing three different varieties of grain: corn (a variety commonly called mealies, which could be plucked off the cob by the kernel and eaten or ground into a meal), mahango (to make the local beer or flour), and sorghum (dried and ground also into a type of flour).

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • He was growing three different varieties of grain: corn (a variety commonly called mealies, which could be plucked off the cob by the kernel and eaten or ground into a meal), mahango (to make the local beer or flour), and sorghum (dried and ground also into a type of flour).

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • She returns a few minutes later with a large plastic bag of corn on the cob, called mealies.

    No Place Left to Bury the Dead

  • He was growing three different varieties of grain: corn (a variety commonly called mealies, which could be plucked off the cob by the kernel and eaten or ground into a meal), mahango (to make the local beer or flour), and sorghum (dried and ground also into a type of flour).

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • He was growing three different varieties of grain: corn (a variety commonly called mealies, which could be plucked off the cob by the kernel and eaten or ground into a meal), mahango (to make the local beer or flour), and sorghum (dried and ground also into a type of flour).

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • I used to think "mealies" was a coined word for potatoes, but it really signifies maize or Indian corn, which is rudely crushed and ground, and forms the staple food of man and beast.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • Near each wagon a light wreath of smoke steals up into the summer air, marking where some preparation of "mealies" is on foot, and the groups of grazing oxen -- "spans," as each team is called -- give the animation of animal life which I miss so sadly at every turn in this part of the world.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876

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