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 But there’s also kamut, teff, millet, wild rice, buckwheat, cornmeal and even pasta. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "The Meat-Lover’s Guide to Eating Less Meat," 31 Dec. 2019 And a Bolivian corn cake called huminta inspires our search for a better corn bread, combining finely ground cornmeal and fresh corn kernels., "Colombian Braised Beef (Posta Negra)," 23 Oct. 2019 The freshwater fish are sliced thin and dredged in corn flour, cornmeal and a spice mixture before being quickly fried, resulting in addicting, crispy little fish sticks, served with a kicky red-chile mayo. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Just in time for a fall road trip, Falls Landing serving elevated up-north fare," 17 Oct. 2019 Other doughs for whole wheat, pumpernickel and cinnamon-raisin will likely come further down the line along with more creative specials like heirloom purple cornmeal, which was featured in Bon Appetit. Janelle Bitker,, "Boichik Bagels ready to open in Berkeley with New York-style bagels," 6 Nov. 2019 In a separate bowl, whisk together the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cornmeal, flour, and breadcrumbs. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 2019 Like the cheddar waffles, this recipe calls for cornmeal, which adds great texture, flavor and color. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Make your mornings — or evenings — brighter with a week’s worth of waffle recipes," 19 Oct. 2019 But not just any cornmeal, one that is medium- or coarse-ground. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: Inside the world of corn," 11 Sep. 2019 Add the butter, sour cream, eggs, Gouda, scallions, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and pepper. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: An eggy batter with native corn, cream, and cornmeal turns into a savory summer custard," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cornmeal

1749, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Cornmeal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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