Definition of Indian meal in US English:

Indian meal


North American
  • Meal ground from corn.

    • ‘For breakfast, we used to get Indian meal - it was a kind of yellow meal - two slices of bread with lard and tea with no sugar.’
    • ‘Happy roosting chicks, fed on layers of mash, Indian meal and corn, they produce a daily supply of eggs, with yolks as orange as the setting sun.’
    • ‘During the famine the potatoes were replaced with Indian meal.’
    • ‘He ate simple meals, his diet consisting mostly of rye, Indian meal, potatoes, rice, a little pork, salt and molasses.’