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pinole

Syllabification: pi·no·le
Pronunciation: /pəˈnōlē
 
/

Definition of pinole in English:

noun

US
A sweetened flour made from ground dried corn mixed with flour made of mesquite beans, sugar, and spices.
Example sentences
  • The main species grown was Salvia columbariae, golden chia, the seeds of which were roasted and ground, to form a meal called pinole, then mixed with water so that the meal swelled into a glutinous mushy mess.
  • In 1690, Alonso de Leon noted the use of ‘pots and casserole dishes,’ filled with beans, corn, and pinole, made of powdered corn and sugar.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli.

Words that rhyme with pinole

aïoli, coaly, coley, Foley, goalie, guacamole, holey, Holi, holy, lowly, moly, ravioli, roly-poly, Rowley, shoaly, soli

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