hominy

\ \ [17] Hominy, a gruel or porridge made from coarsely ground maize kernels, is a North American dish, and appropriately enough its linguistic origins are probably American too. A likely source is Algonquian appuminnéonashparched corn’, a compound noun formed from appwóonhe bakes’ and minneashgrains, corn’. The first reference to it in an English text is by Captain John Smith, an early English colonist in America, in 1629: ‘Their servants commonly feed upon Milk Homini, which is bruised Indian corn pounded, and boiled thick, and milk for the sauce’.

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  • Hominy — Le Hominy ou nixtamal est un mets américain composé de grains de maïs séchés, puis traités à l aide d une solution alcaline (lessi). Ce traitement, appelé nixtamalisation, permet entre autres de retirer l enveloppe des grains, ainsi que de rendre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hominy — Hominy, OK U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 2584 Housing Units (2000): 1208 Land area (2000): 1.980150 sq. miles (5.128565 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001258 sq. miles (0.003258 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.981408 sq. miles (5.131823 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hominy, OK — U.S. city in Oklahoma Population (2000): 2584 Housing Units (2000): 1208 Land area (2000): 1.980150 sq. miles (5.128565 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001258 sq. miles (0.003258 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.981408 sq. miles (5.131823 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • hominy — ☆ hominy [häm′ə nē ] n. [contr. < rockahominy < AmInd (Algonquian), as in Virginian rokahamen, meal from parched corn] dry corn (maize) with the hull and germ removed and often coarsely ground (hominy grits): it is boiled for food …   English World dictionary

  • Hominy — Hom i*ny, n. [From North American Indian auh[ u]minea parched corn.] Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water. [U.S.] [Written also {homony}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hominy — 1629, first recorded by Capt. John Smith, probably from Powhatan (Algonquian) appuminneonash parched corn, probably lit. that which is ground or beaten. See GRITS (Cf. grits) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hominy — Dried maize mote, also known as hominy, that is used in Southern and Mexican cuisine Hominy or nixtamal is dried maize kernels which have been treated with an alkali in a process called nixtamalization. The English term hominy is derived from the …   Wikipedia

  • hominy — /hom euh nee/, n. whole or ground hulled corn from which the bran and germ have been removed by bleaching the whole kernels in a lye bath (lye hominy) or by crushing and sifting (pearl hominy). [1620 30, Amer.; < Virginia Algonquian (E sp.)… …   Universalium

  • hominy — noun A food made from hulled corn (maize) kernels soaked in lye water, rinsed, then cooked and eaten; or, the rinsed kernels are dried and coarsely ground into hominy grits …   Wiktionary

  • Hominy — Original name in latin Hominy Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 36.41424 latitude 96.3953 altitude 244 Population 3565 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • hominy — [17] Hominy, a gruel or porridge made from coarsely ground maize kernels, is a North American dish, and appropriately enough its linguistic origins are probably American too. A likely source is Algonquian appuminnéonash ‘parched corn’, a compound …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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