polenta definition

  • noun:
    • A thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in water or stock.
    • any of various types and consistencies of a starchy accompaniment to dinner made of coarse maize-meal porridge, often fried or grilled
    • Pudding made from Indian meal; in addition, porridge made of chestnut meal.
    • In Italy: A porridge made of Indian meal (maize-meal), the main food for the poorer individuals throughout huge sections of the united states.
    • A porridge made from chestnut-meal, much found in autumn.
    • In France, a porridge made from barley-meal, not common except in the south.
    • a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or liquid

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