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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meal \Meal\, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj["o]l, SW. mj["o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my`lh mill, and E. mill. [root]108. Cf. Mill, Mold soil, Mole an animal, Immolate, Molar.] [1913 Webster] 1. Grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse. [1913 Webster] 2. Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated. [1913 Webster] Meal beetle (Zool.), the adult of the meal worm. See Meal worm, below. Meal moth (Zool.), a lepidopterous insect (Asopia farinalis), the larvae of which feed upon meal, flour, etc. Meal worm (Zool.), the larva of a beetle (Tenebrio molitor) which infests granaries, bakehouses, etc., and is very injurious to flour and meal. [1913 Webster]