Definition of Polenta

1. Noun. A thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water.

Terms within: Cornmeal, Indian Meal
Generic synonyms: Cornmeal Mush, Mush
Geographical relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy



Definition of Polenta

1. n. Pudding made of Indian meal; also, porridge made of chestnut meal.

Definition of Polenta

1. Noun. any of various types and consistencies of a starchy accompaniment to a meal made from coarse maize-meal porridge, sometimes fried or grilled ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polenta

1. a thick mush of cornmeal [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polenta

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Literary usage of Polenta

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1. The American Pastry Cook: A Book of Perfected Receipts for Making All Sorts by Jessup Whitehead (1894)
"France, which raises annually thirty million bushels of corn, makes mush and mush puddings, but calls mush polenta. The term is specially applied to pudding ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"polenta. Barley is one of the most ancient aliments of man, ... The Greeks, too, prefer barley to anything else for making polenta.47 This food is made in ..."

3. The Latin Heptateuch: Published Piecemeal by the French Printer William by John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1889)
"For polenta plur. see Cael. Aurel. tard. II § 105. V § 44. Cass. Fel. 47 p. 121. 48 p. 125 cot. 20 Georges only cites a doubtful ex. from Macr. ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"... from her unwillingness, or his repugnance, she did not accompany him in his exile. lity, but with unreserved friendliness by Guido Novella da •polenta. ..."

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