Definition of hominy in English:

hominy

Syllabification: hom·i·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈhämənē
 
/

noun

US
  • Coarsely ground corn used to make grits: [as modifier]: hominy grits
    More example sentences
    • In this case what is being coarsely ground is hominy.
    • I was up at 5:00 or 5:30 going out to the smokehouse for ham, cooking hominy grits, and making biscuits.
    • We're not sure if Martin had anything to do with it, but we did find traces of hominy grits mixed in with the samples.

Origin

early 17th century: shortened from Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.

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