One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of, like, or containing meal.‘a mealy flavor’‘stomp along through deep, mealy sand’
- ‘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.’
- ‘At my prompting, we sat outside, where the mealy smell of cooking grease gave way to carbon monoxide.’
- 1.1 (of a person's complexion, an animal's muzzle, or a bird's plumage) pale.
- 1.2 (of part of a plant or fungus) covered with granules resembling meal.
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