[ sem-uh-lee-nuh ]
/ ˌsɛm əˈli nə /


a granular, milled product of durum wheat, consisting almost entirely of endosperm particles, used chiefly in the making of pasta.

Origin of semolina

1790–1800; alteration of Italian semolino, equivalent to semol(a) bran (≪ Latin simila flour) + -ino diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for semolina


/ (ˌsɛməˈliːnə) /


the large hard grains of wheat left after flour has been bolted, used for puddings, soups, etc

Word Origin for semolina

C18: from Italian semolino, diminutive of semola bran, from Latin simila very fine wheat flour
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