Definition of mealie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmiːli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːli//
    [countable, usually plural, uncountable](South African English)
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  1. 1= maize
  2. 2= corn on the cob
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Afrikaans mielie, from Portuguese milho ‘maize, millet’ from Latin milium.