Meal"y (?), a. [Compar. Mealier (?); superl. Mealiest.]

1.

Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.

2.

Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.

Shak.

Mealy bug Zool., a scale insect (Coccus adonidum, and related species), covered with a white powderlike substance. It is a common pest in hothouses.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.