Meal (קֶמִח, ke'mach, in pause ק מִח, prob. fat, i.e.. marrow; hence the fatness of wheat or barley, i.e.. its ground substance, Ge 18:6; Nu 5:15; 1Ki 4:22; 1Ki 17:12,14,-16; 2Ki 4:41; 1Ch 12:40; Isa 47:2; Ho 8:7; "flour," as elsewhere rendered, 1Sa 1:24; 1Sa 28:24; 2Sa 17:28; Gr. ἃλευρον, Mt 13:33; Lu 13:21; also סֹלֶת, so'leth, stripped of its bran, the finest portion of the ground grain, Ge 18:6 [where it stands after the preceding term, in apposition]; elsewhere "flour" or "fine flour," Sept. σεμίδαλις), the ground produce of any species of grain. SEE
GRITS. This is usually prepared in the East by females in hand-mills. SEE FLOUR.