[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.
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.
[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 […]
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