Definition of hominy in English:

hominy

noun

mass nounUS
  • Coarsely ground corn (maize) used to make grits.

    as modifier ‘hominy grits’
    • ‘As we dined, Kavena lamented that making hominy from dried corn, a method she includes in her book, is one of many traditional processes and secrets being lost to progress and packaged foods.’
    • ‘Add chicken stock, tomato salsa, and hominy, and simmer for 15 minutes.’
    • ‘We buy the grain, mostly shell corn and hominy - a high-energy, high-starch ration.’
    • ‘It's a stew of hominy, beans, and whatever meat or vegetables may be available.’
    • ‘In this case what is being coarsely ground is hominy.’
    • ‘It may be mixed with hominy, corn, or rice.’
    • ‘Some varieties of corn were processed into hominy by boiling the kernels in a weak lye solution of hardwood ashes and water.’
    • ‘He often prepared dishes that he and Becky had discovered in their nomadic hippie days in Mexico, and I still get weak-kneed just thinking of his roasted Coca-Cola chicken with hominy and his boiled yucca with olive oil and sea salt.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And most of the time I really was grateful I wasn't one of those starving children in Africa Mother told me about whenever I left a pile of hominy on my plate.’
    • ‘This dish combines hominy corn with beans and spices.’
    • ‘Someone raised in New York would be much more likely to agree that catfish and hominy are Southern foods.’
    • ‘It combines Hispanic influences, from the Mexican soup menudo, made with tripe, hominy, and chili powder, with Italian elements, adding cheese and garlic to the soup.’
    • ‘Guests will be able to try traditional foods from these regions, including such rare dishes as damson cheese and hominy.’
    • ‘I was up at 5:00 or 5:30 going out to the smokehouse for ham, cooking hominy grits, and making biscuits.’
    • ‘Two yearly crops of early corn were eaten as they ripened, and a harvest of late corn was dried and stored for winter use as hominy.’
    • ‘Made with beef tripe and hominy, this Mexican soup is often flavored with garlic, onions, and dried chilies.’
    • ‘The entrées were boiled pork and beef, roast beef, mutton chops, and goose, while side dishes included hominy, cabbage, potatoes, and fried tripe.’
    • ‘Puchero, a meat stew, is made of boiled hominy and chopped parsley, pepper, squash, carrots or tomatoes.’
    • ‘Oddly, his brother invites him to stay at the farm, but we can tell that he's there for more than hominy grits and southern fried chicken.’

Origin

Shortened from Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.

Pronunciation

hominy

/ˈhɒmɪni/