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grits

 (grĭts)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Ground hominy that is boiled with water or milk and served as a breakfast food or side dish. Also called hominy grits.
2. Coarsely ground grain, especially corn.

[Alteration of Middle English grutta, coarse meal, from Old English grytta, pl. of grytt.]
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grits

(ɡrɪts)
pl n
1. (Cookery) hulled and coarsely ground grain
2. (Cookery) US See hominy grits
[Old English grytt; related to Old High German gruzzi; see great, grit]
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grits

(grɪts)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. coarsely ground hominy, usu. boiled and served as a breakfast cereal or a side dish.
2. grain hulled and coarsely ground.
[before 900; Middle English gryttes (pl.), Old English gryt(t)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grits - coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
hot cereal - a cereal that is served hot
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Translations

grits

[ˈgrɪts] npl (US)gruau m de maïs
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

grits

[grɪts] npl (Am) → macinato grosso (di granturco)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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