the usual time for a meal.
also meal-time, late 12c., from meal (n.1) + time (n.). Etymologically, a tautology.
[meel-wurm] /ˈmilˌwɜrm/ noun 1. the larva of any of several darkling beetles of the genus Tenebrio, which infests granaries and is used as food for birds and animals. /ˈmiːlˌwɜːm/ noun 1. the larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio, esp T. molitor, feeding on meal, flour, and similar stored foods: family Tenebrionidae
[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: […]
[mee-lee-buhg] /ˈmi liˌbʌg/ noun 1. any of several scalelike, homopterous insects of the families Pseudococcidae and Eriococcidae that are covered with a powdery wax secretion and feed on plants.
[mee-lee-moutht, -mouth d] /ˈmi liˌmaʊθt, -ˌmaʊðd/ adjective 1. avoiding the use of direct and plain language, as from timidity, excessive delicacy, or hypocrisy; inclined to mince words; insincere, devious, or compromising. adjective 1. hesitant or afraid to speak plainly; not outspoken adj. “afraid to say what one really thinks,” 1570s; first element perhaps from Old […]