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semolina

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noun sem·o·li·na \ˌse-mə-ˈlē-nə\

Simple Definition of semolina

  • : a type of wheat flour that is often used to make pasta

  • : a sweet dessert made from semolina and milk

Full Definition of semolina

  1. :  the purified middlings of hard wheat (as durum) used especially for pasta (as macaroni or spaghetti)

Origin of semolina

Italian semolino, diminutive of semola bran, from Latin simila wheat flour


First Known Use: 1797


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