cornmeal mush, esp. as used in Italian cuisine as a main or side dish, sometimes containing cheese
Origin of polentaItalian ; from L, peeled or pearl barley: for Indo-European base see pollen
A thick mush made of boiled cornmeal.
Origin of polentaItalian, from Latin, crushed grain, barley meal.
(countable and uncountable, plural polentas)