corn·​meal | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl How to pronounce cornmeal (audio) \

Definition of cornmeal

: meal ground from corn

Examples of cornmeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Ama Frias, Woman's Day, "Spicy Cornbread with Chiles and Cheese," 22 Oct. 2019 For every ¼ cup of cornmeal, the FDA allows an average of one or more whole insects, two or more rodent hairs and 50 or more insect fragments, or one or more fragments of rodent dung. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Bugs, rodent hair and poop: How much is legally allowed in the food you eat every day?," 4 Oct. 2019 For a deeper Southern flavor, replace half the flour with cornmeal. Marcy Goldman, Washington Post, "Peaches and apricots let the natural sweetness of this cobbler come through," 6 Aug. 2019 For a deeper Southern flavor, replace half the flour with cornmeal. Marcy Goldman, Twin Cities, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 15 Aug. 2019 The cornmeal pancakes are a staple of the popular May Breakfasts, one of the state’s many quirky culinary traditions, and packages of the meal can be found on the shelves of many local supermarkets. Loren King,, "At Gray’s Grist Mill, they’re feeding tradition," 10 July 2019 Dolly Parton’s parents paid the doctor who delivered her with a sack of cornmeal. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama artists make an indelible impression as Ken Burns explores ‘Country Music’," 15 Sep. 2019 Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spicy Cornbread Sticks," 13 Sep. 2019 Dredge the tomatillo slices first in the flour, then the egg mixture and lastly coat in the cornmeal., "Recipe: Fried Green Tomatillos with Chipotle Crema Sauce," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cornmeal

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cornmeal was in 1749

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21 Nov 2019

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“Cornmeal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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How to pronounce cornmeal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cornmeal

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


corn·​meal | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl How to pronounce cornmeal (audio) \

Kids Definition of cornmeal

: coarse flour made from ground corn

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