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[kawrn-meel] /ˈkɔrnˌmil/
Also called, especially British, Indian meal. meal made of corn.
Scot. oatmeal.
Origin of cornmeal
1740-50; corn1 + meal2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cornmeal
  • Students join him in sprinkling cornmeal on the ground as an offering.
  • It contains boxes of macaroni, cornmeal, instant chocolate-flavored drink mix and nonfat dried milk.
  • Empanadas and arepas, a kind of cornmeal cake, are also popular.
  • Hazelnuts and cornmeal give these pancakes a nutty crunch and help them stick with you throughout the day.
  • Dozens of versions, usually based on cornmeal, have followed.
  • The party organizer organized a potluck: grilled buttermilk chicken, corn and arugula salad, spiced cornmeal pound cake.
  • Verner said that he and his sons usually ate one meal a day: spaghetti or rice, and sometimes cornmeal mash with beans.
  • The priest draws sacred symbols in the dust with cornmeal, and rum is poured on the ground to honor the spirits.
  • Mix one part borax with two parts cornmeal to make a carpet powder that removes stains, prevents mold growth and deodorizes.
  • In addition to its gently abrasive texture that helps lift dirt out of the carpet, cornmeal also disperses the borax.
Word Origin and History for cornmeal

1782, from corn (n.1) + meal (n.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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