Etymology
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mealy (adj.)

"resembling or consisting of meal," 1530s, from meal (n.2) + -y (2). From 1560s as "covered with fine dust or powder;" 1590s as "containing meal;" 1704 as "covered with flour." Related: Mealiness.

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Definitions of mealy

mealy (adj.)
containing meal or made of meal;
mealy (adj.)
composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency;
it left a mealy residue
Synonyms: farinaceous / coarse-grained / grainy / granular / granulose / gritty
From wordnet.princeton.edu