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Whole or ground kernels of corn from which the hull and germ have been removed, as by boiling in a solution of water and lye.

[Short for Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.]
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(Cookery) chiefly US coarsely ground maize prepared as a food by boiling in milk or water
[C17: probably of Algonquian origin]
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(ˈhɒm ə ni)

whole or ground hulled corn from which the bran and germ have been removed by bleaching the whole kernels or by crushing and sifting.
[1620–30, Amer.; < Virginia Algonquian (E sp.) uskatahomen,usketchamun]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hominy - hulled corn with the bran and germ removedhominy - hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
lye hominy - hominy prepared by bleaching in lye
pearl hominy - hominy prepared by milling to pellets of medium size
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[ˈhɒmɪnɪ] N (US) → maíz m molido
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In Paris he had purchased a bag of hominy at an establishment which called itself an American Agency, and at which the New York illustrated papers were also to be procured, and he had carried it about with him, and shown extreme serenity and fortitude in the somewhat delicate position of having his hominy prepared for him and served at anomalous hours, at the hotels he successively visited.
They had him to breakfast, they had him to dinner, they had him to supper; they kept him loaded up with hog and hominy, and warn't ever tired staring at him and wondering over him, and wishing they knowed more about him, he was so uncommon and romantic.
Yet so far are we from simplicity and independence that, in Concord, fresh and sweet meal is rarely sold in the shops, and hominy and corn in a still coarser form are hardly used by any.
In Hominy, she delivered remarks at the 2019 Tulsa Community College Second Chance Commencement, celebrating more than 70 incarcerated students who graduated with a degree or certificate from the school, as well as those receiving a high school equivalency diploma and those recognized for academic achievement working on a bachelor's degree from Langston University.
Motor Supply joins Charleston restaurants Husk and Hominy Grill in the top 10.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Phillips of Taylorville; son, Russell Phillips (Carmen) of Paducah, Kentucky; stepchildren, Brent Morgan (Lori Trelz) of Taylorville and Danita Drake (Greg Miller) of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Max Phillips and Ashley Clark; stepgrandchildren, Hunter Smith and Seth Morgan; great-grandchildren, Draxton Aud, Owen Clark, and Davyn Aud; son-in-law, Robbie Crouse of Eldorado; brother, Edward Phillips (Bonnie) of McLeansboro; sister, Dana Gaines of Hominy, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
Sides are intriguing--white hominy croquette or pecorino risotto or even tajin sofrito.
Vegetable entrees are also trending - expect more main courses such as rotisserie cauliflower, jackfruit tacos and hominy ceviche in the coming year.
In the future, 1 plan to offer some Seneca corns, particularly 'Ha-Go-Wa' (hominy corn) and 'Blue Bear Dance,' as well as Tuscarora' flour corn.
Don't let the amateur photos on the website dissuade you from trying their pozole, a traditional Mexican stew made with hominy and pork or chicken, and seasoned with cabbage, chili peppers, onion, garlic, radishes, avocado, and limes.
Try the Cinnamon-Scented Fried Guinea Hen, put West African Peanut Sauce (aka the Mother Africa sauce) on everything, serve up elegant Curry-Crusted Cod with comforting Hominy Stew, and you'll delight in dining on food with a rich cultural history.
Over a period of time, appellant beat Burnett in the head, probably with a can of hominy; bruised his back, probably by stomping him with his heel; brutally stabbed him in the back; committed even more horrible torture when he cut the victim from mouth to ear; and ultimately shot him in the chest and in the head."