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also mie·lie  (mē′lē)
n. South African
1. An ear of corn.
2. mealies Corn; maize.

[Afrikaans mielie, ultimately from Latin milium, millet (perhaps via Portuguese milho); see melə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈmiːlɪz) or


n (functioning as singular)
(Plants) maize
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In the mealie gardens I stopped awhile, for I was very hungry, and filled myself with the half-ripe mealies.
Presently we heard a shouting outside, and stepping to the door, saw a line of damsels bearing milk and roasted mealies, and honey in a pot.
Ndlovukati, our cattle will soon be dead, and there are no mealies.
The hills and kloofs were still covered with natural forests and bamboo thickets; several streams flowed down the many gorges into the bigger stream Qomoqomong, on whose banks were rich fields of wheat, mealies and kaffir-corn.
Many people live under the misconception that farming fish is just a case of putting fish into a dam and feeding them manure and mealies.
Upon entering the gallery I was taken back to my village, --dusty roads, mud brick houses, children playing in the field and the smell of roasted mealies.
In contrast, South Africa was suffering from the high cost of mealies (maize, corn), which is a primary stable of the South African diet.
Fibre-containing foods are bran-containing, whole wheat, grains and seeds, vegetables like green beans, peas, sem (papry), marrow, mealies, spinach, and other herbs like methie, the leaves of beetroot (iron-rich), fruit with skin, dried fruit especially dried apricots, figs and prunes, almonds, etc.
16) The Shangwe were not agriculturalists at a significant scale--they grew small patches of mealies on vleis and river banks, and such production was mainly for local consumption.
Zulu Ndebele English cha hatshi no cosha dobha pick ukuphunyula ukuphunyuka escape isibhamu umbhobho gun igama ibizo name umbani umbane lightning idangabane idabane type of weed umkhongi idombo go-between ubisi uchago milk ummbila umumbu mealies ingubo isigqoko dress isigqoko ingowane hat amandongomane amazambane groundnuts amazambane amagwili potatoes indwangu ilembu cloth imfene indwangu baboon isilwane inyamazana animal ibhubesi isilwane lion ukhamba udiwo clay-pot ipele iwuwu cockroach gibela gada board iselesele ixoxo frog uMsombuluko uMvulo Monday The following examples are quite evident.
They eat two meals a day of a vegetable paste, called mealies.
In August, pumpkins, green mealies, vegetables and rice were planted.