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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Recent Examples on the Web According to the paper, the new shaping process doesn’t rely on any fancy ingredients in the uncooked pasta to work, just standard semolina flour and water. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2021 Add remaining teaspoon semolina (or cornstarch) and toss just to incorporate. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2021 In place of the traditional semolina, crumbs from most any white bread will work in this cake, but they should be made at home. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 Unlike traditional pastas made from refined durum wheat or semolina, whole-wheat flour maintains the bran and germ during processing. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 31 Oct. 2020 The housemade bread is similar to ciabatta, baked with a little semolina and artisan Italian flour. Janelle Bitker,, 8 Oct. 2020 End with your choice of goat cheese cheesecake in a coconut macaroon crust or olive oil semolina cake with Pinnacle Farms peaches and honey gelato. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 14 June 2020 Senatore Cappellii durum wheat flour semolina 7 oz. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2020 Add semolina, 00 flour, rye flour, caraway and water to the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment and mix until combined. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2020

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

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English Language Learners Definition of semolina

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

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