grits [grits ]
[ME gryttes (pl.) < OE grytte, akin to Ger grütze: for IE base see GRIT] [often with sing. v.]
corn or other grain, soybeans, etc. ground more coarsely than for flour or meal; esp., in the South, hominy ground coarsely: grits are eaten as porridge, as a side dish, and in casseroles

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