corn·​meal ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl How to pronounce cornmeal (audio)
: meal ground from corn

Examples of cornmeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Waterfront uses a breading that combines cornmeal, flour, panko, corn starch and seasoning. Lawrence Specker |, al, 11 Sep. 2023 Fine yellow cornmeal: For even coverage and flavor. Paige Grandjean, Southern Living, 9 Sep. 2023 Dredge tomato slices in remaining 1/4 cup flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 30 July 2023 Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. People Staff, Peoplemag, 21 Apr. 2023 Add butter: Add butter and using your hands or a pastry cutter, incorporate butter into dry ingredients until no pieces of butter remain and mixture resembles cornmeal. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 15 Aug. 2023 While also German-inspired, scrapple uses cornmeal instead of oats, giving it a distinctly different texture. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 26 July 2023 Before this road was built, young women would travel days on foot to market to purchase the cornmeal for nshima, the Zambian staple food. Tayari Jones, Travel + Leisure, 26 July 2023 Sprinkle okra with salt and pepper and, as the okra fries, sprinkle it with the cornmeal. Virginia Willis, Southern Living, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornmeal was in 1749

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“Cornmeal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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corn·​meal ˈkȯ(ə)rn-ˈmē(ə)l How to pronounce cornmeal (audio)
: meal ground from corn

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