from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. South African An ear of corn.
- n. South African Corn; maize.
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- n. An ear or kernel of maize; in plural as mass noun: maize, corn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ear of maize or Indian corn; specifically, in the plural, maize: as, a sack of mealies.
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- n. an ear of corn
Afrikaans mielie, ultimately from Latin milium, millet (perhaps via Portuguese milho).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From South African Dutch milie, mily ( > Afrikaans mielie), from obsolete Dutch milie ("millet, maize"), from Old French mil ("millet"). (Wiktionary)