sem·​o·​li·​na | \ ˌse-mə-ˈlē-nə How to pronounce semolina (audio) \

Definition of semolina

: the purified middlings of hard wheat (such as durum) used especially for pasta (such as macaroni or spaghetti)

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Instead of a complete diet, the baby received various types of vegan milk, including oat, rice, buckwheat, semolina and quinoa varieties. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Malnourished Baby Dies After His Parents Only Gave Him Vegan Milk," 22 May 2017 Use a sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut semolina into 2-inch squares. Gail Monaghan, WSJ, "How To Make Gnocchi in 4 Simple Steps," 12 Apr. 2018 Sfoglini, a Brooklyn pasta maker, produces radiatori using a combination of durum semolina, rye and Rise flour. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste," 25 June 2018 Better yet is m’smen, a square of flatbread made of wheat flour with semolina kneaded in, stretched by hand and folded repeatedly, each layer painted with butter. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Menu of Moroccan Tradition, and Generosity, in Brooklyn," 3 May 2018 The crust is semolina, which stays crisp and unsoggy. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A Celebration of Black Southern Food, at JuneBaby in Seattle," 15 Mar. 2018 Cover with more semolina until the scoops of ricotta are completely buried. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Jack Fry's chef talks success in the spotlight, menu flops and his love for refried beans," 23 Jan. 2018 Lidl’s house brand, Preferred Selection, are all bronze-cut (meaning the surface is a little rougher, so sauce clings better) and made with durum semolina. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "The 10 things you need to buy at Lidl | Charlotte Observer," 7 Feb. 2018 Sprinkle with a little semolina and feed it through the rollers again. The Washington Post,, "Real lasagna: A culinary marvel worth your time to make," 1 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of semolina

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for semolina

Italian semolino, diminutive of semola bran, from Latin simila wheat flour

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The first known use of semolina was in 1797

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English Language Learners Definition of semolina

: a type of wheat flour that is often used to make pasta
British : a sweet dessert made from semolina and milk

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