mealy mealy  /ˈmi li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) containing meal or made of meal
  2. (adj) composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

Usage(s):

  1. A dramatic victory was won over the voracious avocado mealy bug, a native of Mexico.
  2. But the surface texture possibly they were baked was dry and shriveled-looking, and the interior was a tad mealy.
  3. The chance of a mealy-mouthed radical is less.

News

  1. Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot

    Apricots are the finest of summer's fruits, with dense, juicy flesh and delicate, velvety skins. That's why it is so disheartening when you bite into one, only to find it is mealy and flavorless. To find the best ones, head to your local farmers market.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Cops: Greenport man helps himself to glass of water; gets arrested again

    A Greenport man has been arrested for the second time in a week — and the fifth time since 2011 — after he was caught trespassing at a home on Second Street, Southold Town police said. A 14-year-old boy found Jason Mealy, 36, in his kitchen, filling a glass of water at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Suffolk Times

Quotes

  1. "Politicians are so mealy-mouthed, they would never admit if we'd angered them," Ferguson said. "We can be occasionally nasty but we're not mean-minded. We've never been sued or anything; it's not our style. We wanted our stuff to sting a...
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: Don Ferguson Source: Edmonton Sun

  2. Former WRU chief executive Moffett said: "After two days of calling on Roger Lewis to get round a table so we can strike a solution to this issue, to now just get a mealy-mouthed statement from the WRU press office is a disgrace, and it has taken an...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: David Moffett Source: Independent

  3. "I've been fighting these people all my entire life," said Mr. Edwards, holding forth at Cronk's Restaurant in Denison. "I fought them in the courtroom, and I've beat them and beat them. We've got to stop being mealy-mouthed and careful....
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: New York Times

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