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



    BrE BrE//ˌseməˈliːnə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌseməˈliːnə//
    [uncountable] Carbohydrates, Sweets and desserts
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  1. 1 large hard grains of wheat used when crushed for making pasta and sweet dishes See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2a sweet dish made from semolina and milk, eaten for dessert in Britain and for breakfast in the US See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Italian semolino, diminutive of semola ‘bran’, from Latin simila ‘flour’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: semolina