from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Meal made of ground corn or wheat and mesquite beans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coarse flour made from ground toasted maize kernels, often mixed with herbs, which may be eaten by itself or incorporated into drinks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aromatic powder used in Italy in the manufacture of chocolate.
- n. Parched maize, ground, and mixed with sugar, etc. Mixed with water, it makes a nutritious beverage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aromatic powder used in Italy for making chocolate.
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. meal made of finely ground corn mixed with sugar and spices
My messengers had orders to bring the latter in the form of pinole, that is, toasted corn ground by hand into a fine meal.
Chia seeds were roasted and ground to form a meal called 'pinole', then mixed with water to form an oatmeal-like mixture, or made into cakes.
a sack of "pinole," some baubles for Indian ornament, some coarse serapes, and pieces of high-coloured woollen stuffs, woven at home: these constitute his "invoice."
Things I'd like to know about in Pátzcuaro: where does the pinole come from?
Norma had the vainilla especial, which had pecans, pinole seeds, pineapple, all sorts of things, and even a whole prune complete with pit.
Mixing strychnine with pinole corn meal mixed with flour from mesquite beans, he offered the stuff to some peaceful Apaches, who ate it.
Having hesitated, mistrustful, at the edge of the crowd gathering up the pinole, he fled the massacre on foot, carrying the infant son of the chief in his arms.
A sack of pinole, or cornmeal, was laid on the ground, and the Apaches were invited to help themselves.
“With a little pinole and dried beef,” the governor told Crook, Mexicans could “travel all over the country without pack mules…; they could go inside an Apache and turn him wrong side out in no time at all.”
My servant obtained, with some difficulty, from the Indians at the rancho, a pint-cup of _pinole_, or parched corn-meal, and a quart or two of wheat, which, being boiled, furnished some variety in our viands at supper, fresh beef having been our only subsistence since the commencement of the march from San Juan.