Pronunciation: (grits), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. Also called hominy grits. coarsely ground hominy, boiled and sometimes then fried, eaten as a breakfast dish or as a side dish with meats.
2. grain hulled and coarsely ground.
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