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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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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.
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.
They eat two meals a day of a vegetable paste, called mealies.
In August, pumpkins, green mealies, vegetables and rice were planted.
Take virtually any crop: sugarcane, mealies, sunflowers, soybeans, grasses, etc.
He has been literally and metaphorically planting maize for mealies (South Africa's staple food) while his adversaries criss-cross the country.