from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The gritty coarse particles of wheat left after the finer flour has passed through a bolting machine, used for pasta.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Hard grains of flour left after milling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The purified fine, hard parts of durum wheat, derived mostly from the endosperm, rounded by the attrition of the millstones, -- used in cookery, such as in the preparation of Italian pasta.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The large hard grains retained in the bolting-machine after the fine flour has been passed through it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. milled product of durum wheat (or other hard wheat) used in pasta
Alteration of Italian semolino, diminutive of semola, bran, from Latin simila, fine flour, ultimately of Semitic origin; see smd in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian semolino (Wiktionary)