middlings definition

  • noun:
    • Low grade or coarse flour; coarse grain mixed with bran.
    • The element of a pig amongst the shoulder together with ham.
    • partly processed ore or petroleum.
    • products which can be of intermediate cost, dimensions or quality.
  • noun-plural:
    • a mix of the coarser components of floor wheat the best bran, divided through the fine flour and coarse bran in bolting; -- formerly viewed as valuable only for feed; but now, after split of this bran, useful for making the best quality of flour. Middlings have a big proportion of gluten.
    • within the southern and western components of the United States, the percentage of the hog between the ham plus the neck; bacon; -- called in addition middles.

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