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Meaning of MEALY

Pronunciation:  'meelee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  composed of or covered with relatively large particles; "granular sugar"; "gritty sand"

MEALY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: coarse, coarse-grained, farinaceous, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, sandy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Meal"y\, a. [Compar. {Mealier}; superl. {Mealiest}.]
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. --Shak.

{Mealy bug} (Zo["o]l.), a scale insect ({Coccus adonidum},
   and related species), covered with a white powderlike
   substance. It is a common pest in hothouses.

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