Definition of mealy in English:

mealy

adjective

  • 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. 1.1 (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’
    2. 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, granular
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Pronunciation

mealy

/ˈmiːli/