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kaboe mealie, noun phrase

Forms:
Also kabu mealie, koeboe mealie.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Xhosa, ZuluShow more Afrikaans kaboe adaptation of Xhosa iqubu heap of grain sorghum, Zulu uqubhu water in which mealie-meal has been steeped or boiled + mealie.
Usually in the plural : Boiled (formerly also roasted) whole maize kernels. Also attributive.
1902 D. Van Warmelo On Commando 9My uncle..treated us to kaboe-mealies (roasted maize), the first we had on commando, and we ate with great relish.
1989 V. Owen in Grocott’s Mail 20 Jan. 11In winter..we would gather around their wood fire in the open shed and beg ‘koeboe’ mealies from their pot, which was continually on the fire.
Boiled (formerly also roasted) whole maize kernels. Also attributive.

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