semolina

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noun sem·o·li·na \ˌse-mə-ˈlē-nə\

Definition of semolina

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

Origin and Etymology of semolina

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


First Known Use: 1797


SEMOLINA Defined for English Language Learners

semolina

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noun sem·o·li·na \ˌse-mə-ˈlē-nə\

Definition of semolina for English Language Learners

  • : a type of wheat flour that is often used to make pasta

  • : a sweet dessert made from semolina and milk


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