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polenta

noun po·len·ta \pō-ˈlen-tə, pə-, -ˌtä\

Definition of POLENTA

:  mush made of chestnut meal, cornmeal, semolina, or farina

Origin of POLENTA

Italian, from Latin, crushed and hulled barley; akin to Latin pollen fine flour
First Known Use: 1764

Polenta

biographical name Po·len·ta \pō-ˈlen-tə\

Definition of POLENTA

Francesca da d 1283(or 1284) Fran*ces*ca da Ri*mi*ni \ˌfran-ˈches-kə-dä-ˈri-mə-(ˌ)nē, ˌfrän-, -ˈrē-\ Ital. noblewoman famous for tragic adulterous love affair

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