Hominy is a food produced from dried maize (corn) kernels that have been treated with an alkali, in a process called nixtamalization (nextamalli is the Nahuatl word for “hominy”).
Hominy; maize kernels which have undergone nixtamalization, that is, hulling and soaking and cooking in an alkaline solution.
A food made from hulled corn (maize) kernels soaked in lye water, rinsed, then cooked and eaten; or, the rinsed kernels are dried and coarsely ground into hominy grits.
In Latin American cookery: maize kernels which have been boiled and steeped in an alkaline solution (usually lime water) in order to remove the hulls, used to make masa.
coarsely ground corn (maize) used to make grits