polenta

[ poh-len-tuh ]
/ poʊˈlɛn tə /

noun

(especially in Italian cooking) a thick mush of cornmeal.

Origin of polenta

1555–65; < Italian < Latin: hulled and crushed grain, especially barley
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polenta

/ (pəʊˈlɛntə) /

noun

a thick porridge made in Italy, usually from maize

Word Origin for polenta

C16: via Italian from Latin: pearl barley, perhaps from Greek palē pollen
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