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mealy

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːli
 
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Definition of mealy in English:

adjective (mealier, mealiest)

1Resembling or containing meal: a mealy flavour mealy puddings
More example sentences
  • At my prompting, we sat outside, where the mealy smell of cooking grease gave way to carbon monoxide.
  • Chana masala is an intense dish of chick peas in a hot and spicy masala sauce, which retains a lush mealy quality, often served with pilau rice.
1.1(Of a person’s complexion, an animal’s muzzle, or a bird’s plumage) pale: in its dark colour and mealy muzzle the Exmoor pony resembles the tarpan
1.2(Of part of a plant or fungus) covered with granules resembling meal: mealy leaves

Derivatives

mealiness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • More on-target is the panzerotti, a pasta envelope filled with stewed beef that has been finely minced, but not so finely that the dread mealiness sets in.

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