Semolina
Semolina Sem`o*li"na, n. [It. semolino, from semola bran, L. simila the finest wheat flour. Cf. {Semoule}, {Simnel}.] The purified fine, hard parts of durum wheat, derived mostly from the endosperm, rounded by the attrition of the millstones, -- used in cookery, such as in the preparation of Italian pasta. [1913 Webster]

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  • semolina — [18] Latin simila meant ‘fine flour’ (it has given English the simnel [13] of simnel cake, which originally denoted ‘bread made from fine flour’). From it was descended Italian semola ‘bran’, whose diminutive form semolino was adapted into… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • semolina — [[t]se̱məli͟ːnə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Semolina consists of small hard grains of wheat that are used for making sweet puddings with milk and for making pasta …   English dictionary

  • semolina — [18] Latin simila meant ‘fine flour’ (it has given English the simnel [13] of simnel cake, which originally denoted ‘bread made from fine flour’). From it was descended Italian semola ‘bran’, whose diminutive form semolino was adapted into… …   Word origins

  • semolina — noun Etymology: Italian semolino, diminutive of semola bran, from Latin simila wheat flour Date: 1797 the purified middlings of hard wheat (as durum) used especially for pasta (as macaroni or spaghetti) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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