Origin of polenta
Examples from the Web for polenta
Against the creaminess of the polenta it was just soooo good.
Heading into the small makeshift kitchen inside his shack he retrieved a large jar of polenta.
Jumbo crabmeat and avocado, Colorado rack of lamb with tarragon jus, and Parmesan polenta cake was eaten by candlelight.
Seitan and Polenta Skillet with Fresh Greens by Nava Atlas: Just the color of this dish makes me happy.
Add the salt, pepper and polenta and whisk until thick about four minutes.
Beneath some of the arches, the sellers of macaroni and polenta establish their stalls, which are by no means inviting.Pictures from Italy|Charles Dickens
In Northern Italy this bird is reared in captivity; it feeds on mice, and even eats fruit and polenta.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
Might it not just as well be rice, or polenta, or even beef and bacon?Soliloquies in England|George Santayana
The poorer people of Venice have polenta and boiled fish for dinner nearly every day.The Sunbonnet Babies in Italy|Eulalie Osgood Grover
The Sakays mix it with water and make a sort of "polenta" cooking it, as usual, in their bamboo saucepans.My Friends the Savages|Giovanni Battista Cerruti
British Dictionary definitions for polenta
Word Origin for polenta
Word Origin and History for polenta
Old English polente, from Latin pollenta, polenta, literally "peeled barley," related to pollen "fine flour," from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (1) "flour; dust" (see pollen). Later reborrowed from Italian polenta, from the Latin word.