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Webster

English Word:

hominy


English Pronunciation:

hom•i•ny


Noun:


⇨Etymology

From North American Indian auhúminea parched corn.


⇨Definition

Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water. [United States Written also homony.]



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

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”).


Synonyms:

(hulled, lye-soaked, cooked kernels): nixtamal


Noun:

hominy (usually uncountable, plural hominies) 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.


Reference:

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