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[hom-uh-nee] /ˈhɒm ə ni/
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)
(mainly US) coarsely ground maize prepared as a food by boiling in milk or water
1629, first recorded by Capt. John Smith, probably from Powhatan (Algonquian) appuminneonash “parched corn,” probably literally “that which is ground or beaten.” See grits.
noun The teeth: shining those pearly whites at me (1935+)
[purl] /pɜrl/ noun 1. a smooth, rounded bead formed within the shells of certain mollusks and composed of the mineral aragonite or calcite in a matrix, deposited in concentric layers as a protective coating around an irritating foreign object: valued as a gem when lustrous and finely colored. Compare . 2. something resembling this, as […]
[pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/ noun 1. Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite. 2. Petrography. . [pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/ noun, Petrography. 1. a volcanic glass in which concentric fractures impart a distinctive structure resembling masses of small spheroids, used as a plant growth medium. /ˈpɜːlaɪt/ […]
[pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/ noun 1. Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite. 2. Petrography. . /ˈpɜːlaɪt/ noun 1. the lamellar structure in carbon steels and some cast irons that consists of alternate plates of pure iron and iron carbide 2. a variant spelling of […]