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hominy [Algonquian], hulled corn with the germ removed and served either ground or whole. The pioneers in North America prepared it by soaking the kernels in weak wood lye until the hulls floated to the top. Hominy is boiled until tender and served as a vegetable. Hominy grits (hominy ground into small grains) are boiled and served as a vegetable or as a cereal, or they may be shaped into patties and fried; they are especially popular in the S United States. Samp is a type of coarse hominy.

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hominy Prepared maize kernels, also known as samp. Lye hominy has the pericarp and germ removed by soaking in caustic soda. Pearled hominy is degermed hulled maize. Corn grits are ground hominy.

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hom·i·ny / ˈhämənē/ • n. coarsely ground corn used to make grits: [as adj.] hominy grits.

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hominy maize boiled with water or milk. XVII. of N. Amer. Indian orig.

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