Definition of Hominy

1. Noun. Hulled corn with the bran and germ removed.

Generic synonyms: Corn, Edible Corn
Specialized synonyms: Lye Hominy, Pearl Hominy



Definition of Hominy

1. n. Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.

Definition of Hominy

1. Noun. (context: Western Hemisphere) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hominy

1. hulled, dried corn [n -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hominy

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hominids
hominies
hominin
hominine
hominins
hominization
hominizations
hominize
hominized
hominizes
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hominoid
hominoids
hominum
hominy (current term)
hominy grits
homish
hommage
homme
hommes
hommock
hommocks
hommocky
hommos
hommoses
hommus
homo milk
homo oeconomicus

Literary usage of Hominy

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
""Our custom was, when we received paper on the Henderson hominy Mills, to telephone to Mr. Heilbronner, and he would come up and accept them; ..."

2. Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book: And Young Housekeeper's Assistant by Elizabeth H. Putnam (1869)
"TO BOIL PINE hominy. Have your hominy picked over, to be sure that it is ... Have ready a saucepan of boiling water; take a handful of hominy in your left ..."

3. Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book: And Young Housekeeper's Assistant by E. Putnam (1869)
"Take two teacups of white hominy; put it to soak in cold water over night; ... TO BOIL PINE hominy. Have your hominy picked over, to be sure that it is ..."

4. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"CORN BY-PRODUCTS The three most commonly used corn by-products for pig-feeding are hominy feed, corn feed meal, and corn germ meal. In addition, gluten feed ..."

5. Fifty Years in a Maryland Kitchen by B. C. Howard, Jane Grant Gilmore Howard, James B. Herndon, Herndon/Vehling Collection (1881)
"One quart of hominy, three pints of water. "When it boils well, ... hominy. Throw it into a pot of water, before breakfast, and boil it a whole day, slowly. ..."

6. The Picayune Creole Cook Book (1922)
"The making of hominy became a great industry, and it was manufactured and sold all ... The hominy was boiled In water in the same proportions as grits, but, ..."

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