Definitions

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  • adj. Shaped or resembling a grain or an aspect of a grain.

Etymologies

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grain +‎ -like

Examples

  • It's a nutty-tasting, grainlike seed that maintains its structure during cooking.

    Avital Binshtock: Grain Trust: Experts Recommend Their Eco-Favorites

  • Couscous is grainlike pasta made from wheat, popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.

    The Fussy Eaters’ Recipe Book

  • Fiber carbs are central to my approach because they have the least impact on blood sugar and because they include so many tasty super-foods you may not even have tried, such as hemp seed and salba (tasty grainlike seeds), or konjac root pasta (great for Asian dishes with zero impact on blood sugar).

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Because I want to avoid any sense of deprivation in people who attend my programs, I was very excited to discover grainlike hemp seed soon after it was legalized in the U.S. in 2004.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Hemp seed is unusual because it is grainlike, yet is high in protein, low-glycemic, high in omega fats 3, 6, and 9, and requires no cooking!

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Corn itself was a generic term meaning grain or grainlike objects, for instance corned beef was named after the salt corns crystals, used to preserve the meat.

    At My Table

  • And Frankel admitted that she is "the quinoa queen," lining her cleared-out cabinets with boxes of the grainlike miracle seed.

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  • Some of the patties mimic meat; others are grainlike.

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