What does the word hominy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Maize hulled and broken.

Usage examples for hominy

  1. To any of a hundred hostesses he would have been a joy, to share with as many friends as he would consent to meet; for in the last week he had eaten " hog and hominy," and sipped corn- meal coffee, in lofty colloquy with Sidney Johnston and his " big generals"; had talked confidentially with Polk, so lately his own bishop; had ridden through the miry streets of Corinth with all the New Orleans commanders of division or brigade- Gibson, Trudeau, Ruggles, Brodnax; out on the parapets, between the guns, had chatted with Hilary and his loved lieutenants; down among the tents and mess- fires had given his pale hand, with Spartan injunctions and all the home news, to George Gregory, Ned Ferry, Dick Smith, and others of Harper's cavalry, and- circled round by Charlie Valcour, Sam Gibbs, Maxime, and scores of their comrades in Kincaid's Battery- had seen once more their silken flag, so faded! – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  2. On his way home he stopped at the store for a bottle of harness oil, and catching the red glow of the fire beyond the threshold of the public room, he went in for a moment to ask old Adam Doolittle about a supply of hominy meal he had ready for him at the mill. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  3. The Indians that lived there had plenty of meat, hominy grease and sugar to eat. – Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788 by William Biggs