Mealy



[mee-lee] /ˈmi li/

adjective, mealier, mealiest.
1.
having the qualities of ; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly:
mealy potatoes; a mealy stone.
2.
of or containing ; farinaceous:
baked fish with a mealy crust.
3.
covered with or as if with or powder:
flowers mealy with their pollen.
4.
flecked as if with ; spotty:
horses with mealy hides.
5.
pale; sallow:
a mealy complexion.
6.
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/ˈmiːlɪ/
adjective mealier, mealiest
1.
resembling meal; powdery
2.
containing or consisting of meal or grain
3.
sprinkled or covered with meal or similar granules
4.
(esp of horses) spotted; mottled
5.
pale in complexion
6.
short for mealy-mouthed
adj.

“resembling or consisting of meal,” 1530s, from meal (n.2) + -y (2). Related: Mealiness.

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