Definition of polenta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈlentə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlentə//
    [uncountable] Carbohydrates
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  1. 1a yellow food made with maize (corn ) flour, used in Italian cooking See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2the flour used to make polenta See related entries: Carbohydrates
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: Italian, from Latin, ‘pearl barley’ (a sense of polenta in Old English).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: polenta