corn·meal | \ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl \

Definition of cornmeal 

: meal ground from corn

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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 Beside Pillsbury, Brynwood is also buying Hungry Jack pancake mixes, White Lily flour and cornmeal, Jim Dandy grits and Martha White cornbread among other baked good products, as part of the deal, the company said. Greg Trotter,, "Private equity firm to buy Pillsbury and other brands for $375M, open Chicago HQ," 9 July 2018 In a medium bowl, combine biscuit mix, cornmeal, crystallized ginger, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Guilt-Free Peach Cobbler," 12 May 2010 The fried chicken sandwich, on a pretzel bun, had an unusual breading of super-coarse and somewhat gritty cornmeal, but the juicy chicken thigh within was a winner. Kate Washington, sacbee, "It’s good to be back: Celestin’s revives its particular brand of gumbo and grace," 22 June 2018 Process just until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Rhubarb: How to cook, store, freeze the perfect pie plant," 29 May 2018 Stir in the cornmeal and cook until the chili thickens, about 5 minutes. Blake Bakkila,, "3 Easy Summer Campfire Recipes Your Entire Family Will Enjoy," 22 June 2018 Add the lard and blend together with a pastry blender or your fingertips until the mixture has the texture of cornmeal. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Edna Lewis’ Lard Biscuits," 1 June 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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