pi·​no·​le pi-ˈnō-lē How to pronounce pinole (audio)
: a finely ground flour made from parched corn
: any of various flours resembling pinole and ground from the seeds of other plants

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Maya Jacquez, who founded The Pinole Project in Woodbury, N.Y., alongside her family, says the company is an homage to her abuela, Adela Jacquez, and her pinole recipe. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 21 Mar. 2022 Eaten across Latin America, pinole is finely ground cornmeal that’s usually mixed with spices and/or chia seeds to make a filling breakfast porridge. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 21 Mar. 2022 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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Word History


American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinole was in 1648

Dictionary Entries Near pinole

Cite this Entry

“Pinole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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