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[mee-lee] /ˈmi li/

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

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


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