mealy definition

  • adjective:
    • Resembling dinner in surface or persistence; granular: mealy potatoes.
    • Made of or containing dinner.
    • Sprinkled or covered with meal or the same granular compound.
    • Flecked with spots; mottled.
    • Lacking healthy coloring; pale: "I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys, and beef-faced boys” ( Charles Dickens).
    • Mealy-mouthed.
    • Describing a substance, especially a dry foodstuff such as for instance whole grain, that resembles dinner.
    • getting the qualities of meal; resembling dinner; soft, dried out, and friable; easily paid off to a condition resembling meal.
    • Overspread with something which resembles meal.
    • consists of or covered with particles resembling dinner in texture or persistence
    • containing dinner or made of meal
  • others:
    • of this nature of dinner; resembling or getting the attributes of dinner; pulverulent: since, a mealy powder: a mealy potato; a mealy apple.
    • Covered or overspread with meal or with a few powdery compound resembling meal.
    • especially— In ornithology, having the plumage whitened just as if dusted over with flour; hoary; canescent.
    • In entomology, mealy-winged.
    • In botany, same as farinosc.
    • Pale-colored; light or white in hue, like dinner: since, a mealy skin.
    • Mealy-mouthed.
    • Starchy; farinaceous. See starchy, 2.

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