Definition of semolina in English:


Line breaks: semo|lina
Pronunciation: /sɛməˈliːnə


[mass noun]
  • 1The hard grains left after the milling of flour, used in puddings and in pasta.
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    • Smeeda or large grain semolina flour is the grain of choice to make couscous.
    • Add the sugar, flour, semolina, salt, and the remaining olive oil in several stages, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition.
    • In a medium bowl, mix bread flour, semolina and eggs until just combined.
  • 1.1A pudding made of semolina.
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    • Milk puddings were served most days in the week - rice, tapioca, sago and semolina puddings, junket made with Rennet, and yellow coloured custard made with Edmonds custard powder.
    • The days of sloppy semolina, congealed custard and tasteless toad-in-the-hole, are at an end in North Lincolnshire schools, according to the county council.
    • We don't have lumpy pudding, soggy semolina or horrible cabbage any more.


late 18th century: from Italian semolino, diminutive of semola 'bran', from Latin simila 'flour'.

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