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hominy

[DAE, from rockahominy, of Algonquinian origin...the hulled kernels of Indian corn, either broken up into a coarse meat or whole] n. a side dish made of boiled ground corn (maize) with chili peppers: 1929 One eats hominy (and other dishes of the Southern States) with "West Indian relish" (Defries 10). 1934 Guinea corn is ground . and cooked as hominy. . .a side dish that goes with stewed fish and is "pepped up" by the addition of small green and red peppers made into a fish sauce (Bell 83). (Gen.>

Tags: agriculture, food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-10-22 02:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Draven Johnson:
When I asked my father about this word he said that the Hominy e knew of is grits and not the instant kind that most persons know of today. He said hominy was grits that you would grounf up yourself from corn and then boil it normally to eat with things like boil fish. He heard it from his parents who grew up in Grand Bahamas & The Berry Islands.
E.g - I gern(going) cook some burl(boil)fish and hominy.
Added at: 2013-09-19 16:04