pinole

noun
pi·​no·​le | \pi-ˈnō-lē \

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

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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, "Woman dead in rollover crash on I-80 identified," 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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The first known use of pinole was in 1648

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