polenta

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noun po·len·ta \pō-ˈlen-tə, pə-, -ˌtä\

Definition of polenta

  1. :  mush made of chestnut meal, cornmeal, semolina, or farina

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Origin and Etymology of polenta

Italian, from Latin, crushed and hulled barley; akin to Latin pollen fine flour


Polenta

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biographical name Po·len·ta \pō-ˈlen-tə\

Definition of Polenta

  1. Francesca da died 1283(or 1284) Fran*ces*ca da Ri*mi*niplay \ˌfran-ˈches-kə-dä-ˈri-mə-(ˌ)nē, ˌfrän-, -ˈrē-\ Italian noblewoman famous for tragic adulterous love affair


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