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grist (n.)

Old English grist "action of grinding; grain to be ground," perhaps related to grindan "to grind" (see grind (v.)), though OED calls this connection "difficult." Meaning "wheat which is to be ground" is early 15c., as is the figurative extension from this sense.

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Definitions of grist

grist (n.)
grain intended to be or that has been ground;
From wordnet.princeton.edu