[pi-noh-lee; Spanish pee-naw-le]
- corn or wheat, dried, ground, and sweetened, usually with the flour of mesquite beans.
Origin of pinole
1835–45, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl pinolli flour, something ground
- a town in W California.
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Examples from the Web for pinole
Kah, pinole, is a drink made by mixing the meal of roasted maize with water.The Maya Chronicles
Be polite to him,” he said “and ask him to drink some of the pinole, and to see your parents first.Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights
J. William Lloyd
But—I should have to buy my fame at the price of living on tortillas and pinole and beans!Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
In his trip of 1772, between Milpitas and Pinole, Crespi mentions seeing or crossing 31 arroyos, all with running water.
Their food is amole, bellota and pinole and their chiefs are called Mule and Yuma.
- (in the southwestern United States) flour made of parched ground corn, mesquite beans, sugar, etc
from American Spanish, from Nahuatl