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1Resembling or containing meal:‘a mealy flavour’‘mealy puddings’
- ‘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’fine, dry, fine-grained, powder-like, dusty, chalky, floury, mealy, sandy, crumbly, friable, granulated, granularView synonyms
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