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polenta

[ poh-len-tuh ]
/ poʊˈlɛn tə /
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noun

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

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Origin of polenta

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

polenta
/ (pəʊˈlɛntə) /

noun

a thick porridge made in Italy, usually from maize
C16: via Italian from Latin: pearl barley, perhaps from Greek palē pollen
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