pi·​no·​le | \ pi-ˈnō-lē How to pronounce pinole (audio) \

Definition of pinole

1 : a finely ground flour made from parched corn
2 : any of various flours resembling pinole and ground from the seeds of other plants

Examples of pinole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pantry's inventory includes blue corn pinole, popped amaranth, pumpkin atole mix, tepary beans, jarred soup mixes and coffee. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 1 Apr. 2020 Some of the crops Swanson will be using from Ramona Farms includes tepary beans, ga’ivsa, pinole, pima wheat berries, black-eyed peas and more. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, 4 July 2019 PINOLE — A fatal crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 took the life of a 20-year-old Vallejo woman, authorities said. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of pinole

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pinole

American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli

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“Pinole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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