corn·​meal | \ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl \

Definition of cornmeal 

: meal ground from corn

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Make filling: In a large bowl, combine sweet potato puree with butter, brown sugar, cardamom, salt, cornmeal, coconut milk, cream and egg yolks, and whisk until well blended. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 The mixture should have the consistency of moist cornmeal. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Pasta Kerchief with Poached Egg, French Ham, and Brown Butter," 26 Apr. 2012 Whisk together the dry ingredients: cornmeal (either medium or finely ground will do), salt, and a ton of pepper. Jesse Sparks, Bon Appetit, "These Extra-Corny Cornbread Muffins Are No Joke," 21 June 2018 This might be a little rice or cornmeal, a few potatoes or stale bread. Emily Horton, sacbee, "Legumes, vegetables enrich these simple, one-pot pasta dishes | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Apr. 2018 His version of Cajun means complex rouxs that take hours and patience to make; square beignets, not doughnut-shaped; and catfish that comes breaded in corn flour, not the usual cornmeal. Malcolm Mayhew, star-telegram, "Tasting samples, 'lagniappe' add to appeal of The Lost Cajun in Mansfield | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Apr. 2018 Mix water, cornmeal, and salt in a 2-qt microwave-safe bowl. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Beef and Vegetables On Polenta," 9 Apr. 2014 By hand: In a medium bowl, stir flour, cornmeal, baking powder and baking soda until blended. Woman's Day, "Cornmeal Biscuits," 31 Dec. 2011 Serves 4 These cornmeal and oat flour pancakes begin with a cornmeal porridge, which simmers first, then cools. Caleb Barber,, "Recipe: Pancake lovers will sing with joy over these cornmeal-oat blueberry beauties," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of cornmeal

1749, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cornmeal

: a coarse flour made from crushed corn (sense 1)


corn·​meal | \ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl \

Kids Definition of cornmeal

: coarse flour made from ground corn

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