Definition of Mealy

1. Adjective. Containing meal or made of meal.

Partainyms: Meal
Derivative terms: Meal

2. Adjective. Composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency. "It left a mealy residue"

Definition of Mealy

1. a. Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.

Definition of Mealy

1. Adjective. Describing a substance, especially a dry foodstuff such as grain, that resembles meal. ¹

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Definition of Mealy

1. soft, dry, and friable [adj MEALIER, MEALIEST]

Medical Definition of Mealy

1. 1. Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato. 2. Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect. Mealy bug, a scale insect (Coccus adonidum, and related species), covered with a white powderlike substance. It is a common pest in hothouses. Origin: Mealier; Mealiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mealy

meals on wheels
mealworm beetle
mealworm beetles
mealy (current term)
mealy bug
mealy sage
mean annual increment
mean arterial pressure
mean business
mean calorie
mean corpuscular haemoglobin

Literary usage of Mealy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"The quality of being mealy ; softness or smoothness, with fri- ableness and ... The very brightest Sunday Autumn saw, With all its mealy clusters of ripe ..."

2. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1841)
"mealy REDPOLL LINNET. ... me their waterproof bark baskets filled with those delightful berries equally pleasing to my taste and that of the mealy Redpoll. ..."

3. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Finely mealy, not pubescent or glandular; perianth dry, ... Neither glabrous nor mealy: flowers in dense short axillary spikes; perianth more or Spikes ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"favor of Poland, interpleader, that he ia entitled to the money in hands of the garnishee to credit of John S. O'mealy, manager, and directing the garnishee ..."

5. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"Stem growing upright ; about 14 feet high ; tuber slightly hollow at the end, of a roundish shape ; colour whitish, and slightly rough-netted like ; mealy, ..."

6. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1830)
"The leaves of the involucre I find to be nearly the same in all three. pale-green above, and naked beneath, but, especially in the younger leaves, mealy ..."

7. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1914)
"During the present year there have been held two emergency conven- • tions, one on the mealy bug at Ontario and the other on the potato at Stockton. ..."

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