Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Meal made of ground corn or wheat and mesquite beans.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An aromatic powder used in Italy for making chocolate.
  • noun Maize (or, more rarely, wheat) dried, ground, and sometimes mixed with the flour of mesquitbeans, which are quite sweet: used somewhat extensively as an article of food on the borders of Mexico and California.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An aromatic powder used in Italy in the manufacture of chocolate.
  • noun Parched maize, ground, and mixed with sugar, etc. Mixed with water, it makes a nutritious beverage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A coarse flour made from ground toasted maize kernels, often mixed with herbs, which may be eaten by itself or incorporated into drinks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun meal made of finely ground corn mixed with sugar and spices

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli, mixture of vanilla powder, spices, and ground toasted chocolate beans.]

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From Mexican Spanish pinole, from Classical Nahuatl pinolli ("flour, ground maize or chia").

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