Definitions for GRITSgrɪts
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
coarsely ground hominy, usu. boiled and served as a breakfast cereal or a side dish.
grain hulled and coarsely ground.
* (used with a sing. or pl. v.).
Origin of grits:
bef. 900; ME gryttes (pl.), OE gryt(t)
grits, hominy grits(noun)
coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
The Liberal Party of Canada.
Origin: See grit#Etymology 2
Grits refers to a ground-corn food of Native American origin, that is common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast. Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy. Grits are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta or the thinner farina. "Instant grits" have been processed to speed cooking. The word "grits" derives from the Old English word "grytt," meaning coarse meal. This word originally referred to wheat and other porridges now known as groats in parts of the U.K.. Maize, unknown in Europe in the Middle Ages, is a food derived from corn and "corn" had been used to describe wheat products in many European regions. "Grits" may be either singular or plural; historically, in the American South the word was invariably singular notwithstanding its plural form. Sometimes, grits are called sofkee or sofkey.
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