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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.]
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(ˈmiːlɪ) or


(Agriculture) South African an ear of maize
[C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet]
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(ˈmi li)

n. South African.
2. an ear of corn.
[1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet]
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Noun1.mealie - an ear of cornmealie - an ear of corn      
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
capitulum, spike, ear - fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
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My mother called the white-faced cow and gave it mealie leaves which she had brought with her.
There are the sheer kloofs cut in the hills by the rushing rains of centuries, down which the rivers sparkle; there is the deepest green of the bush, growing as God planted it, and the other greens of the mealie gardens and the sugar patches, while now and again a white house, smiling out at the placid sea, puts a finish and gives an air of homeliness to the scene.
Beaming with a smile, and with a blue colourful 'chitenge' (wrapper) tied around her waist, she takes some 'mealie meal' (maize flour) from a sachet and sprinkles it into a boiling water while briskly stirring it with a cooking stick to make it thicker.
You'll also find Aberdeen speciality mealie sausages and plenty of other types of sausages, and for the more seasoned barbecue pros, a great range of steaks all sourced locally from Ballindalloch Estate.
'The suspect left the van and escaped, leaving the vehicle loaded with groceries, comprising of bags of samp, mealie meal, meat and vegetables,' he said.
The pulp is also stewed, roasted, added to mealie meal porridge and other food to add flavour, and made into juice, jellies, jam, and puddings [26-29].
In Africa, maize grains are typically processed into maize meal (mealie meal) to produce porridges or cooked dough, and grits (samp).
It is almost the same price as maize meal (mealie meal being 5c more expensive per serving); and is significantly less expensive than pasta, with a R1.68 differential.
Many years before his own experiences as a migrant worker, Budala's father and other men in his village had taken the same journey but independently, taking some mealie meal with them and, on the way, doing ganyu (casual work) to pay their way south.
Similar to carp anglers, serious dough fishermen have devised "secret" recipes incorporating such flavourings as curry powder, molasses and even beer, adding them to a stiff mixture of mealie meal, fish pellets and/or animal feed blocks.