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mea·liealso 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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(Agriculture) South African an ear of maize
[C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet]
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n. South African.
2. an ear of corn.
[1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet]
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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)
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