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Definition of the noun atole

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noun - plural: -

  1. eaten as mush or as a thin gruel

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  1. A thick drink or thin gruel made from cornmeal


Atole is a traditional hot corn and masa based beverage of Mexican and Central American origin. Chocolate atole is known as champurrado or atole. It is typically accompanied with tamales, and very popular during the Christmas holiday season.

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Google previewProceedings of the Davenport Academy of Sciences (1901)

by Davenport Academy of Sciences

Atole is a thickish, sweet, gruel of corn which is drunk from jz'az/-as (cups).

Google previewEveryday Housekeeping (1895)

A Magazine for Practical Housekeepers and Mothers

Atole is a hot drink of maize flour, prepared in the same way as arrow root : the flavor is quite different from what is commonly called corn starch. Pinole is a pleasant substitute for coffee and is more nourishing. The grain is roasted and ground ...

Google previewThe prairie hunter (1879)

by Flack

Atole is a kind of meal, and is cooked into a kind of mash or hasty pudding. Penole is parched corn ground and mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar ; it can be mixed with cold water, □when it swells to twice its size, and can be prepared in ...

Google previewDrinking (2001)

Anthropological Approaches by Igor de Garine

For instance, atole is a food-drink, it is not only a source of water, but also of energy and nutrients, it is used as a weaning food, but also as a beverage to be consumed early in the morning or late at night. Pozol has the advantage that it can be ...

Google previewMexican Art & Culture (2005)

by Elizabeth Lewis

Traditionally they are used for drinking, and in some parts of Mexico people still drink a hot drink called atole from gourds. (Atole is a corn-meal gruel that is ...

Google previewPassport Series: North America (2011)

by Deborah Kopka

Atole is a warm drink thickened with corn dough. Other versions are flavored with fruit or nuts. Horchata is a cold drink of rice, almonds, cinnamon, lime zest (slivers of lime peel), and sugar. Like café con leche, it's served at breakfast. Snacks ...

Google previewThe Art of Fermentation (2012)

An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz

Atole is a thin corn gruel, typically drunk as a beverage. According to Diana Kennedy, author of numerous books about Mexican cuisine, it is “a gruel of corn masa traditionally prepared with dried corn that ...

Google previewSanta Fe (2012)

400 Years, 400 Questions : Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610 by Elizabeth West

But atole is a delicious, soothing drink that actually has positive connotations, including being comforted, nourished, and supported. The word comes from the Nahuatl Native American word atolli, which means “mush.” And it is made with corn, ...

Google previewIf My Child is Overweight, What Should I Do about It? (2004)

Atole is a warm porridgelike milk drink made thick with cornmeal. FOOD GROUP: Sweets, fats, and snack foods. Well-trimmed, lean cuts of beef, pork, veal, and lamb Chicken and turkey without skin Fish and shellfish (not fried) Peas (split, ...

Google previewDaily Life in Colonial Mexico (2000)

The Journey of Friar Ilarione Da Bergamo, 1761-1768 by Ilarione (da Bergamo, fra)

Atole is a beverage made by mixing corn flour in water or milk and heating it until it reaches a creamy consistency. DM, s.v. "atole." 6. In the eighteenth century one common method of time-keeping in Italy was a 24-hour clock with the first hour ...

Google previewThe States of Mexico (2009)

A Reference Guide to History and Culture by Peter Standish

Atole is a drink made with corn, and on this occasion it is flavored in all sorts of different ways. Still in March, the Feria del Geranio is a flower, craft, and food festival in the town of Timngambato. Expo Arena is an excuse for dance competitions, ...

Google previewCulture and Customs of Mexico (2004)

by Peter Standish, Steven M. Bell

Atole is a drink made from maize, usually drunk hot. Pozole is a corn-based stew made with white hominy and pork or, traditionally, meat from a pig's head. Menudo is similarly based, but uses offal. Tamales are cornmeal based, with spicy or ...

Google previewThe Unofficial Guide to Mexico's Best Beach Resorts (2009)

by Maribeth Mellin, Jane Onstott

Like hot chocolate, atole is a pre- Hispanic drink that is still vastly popular. Made of ground cornmeal or rice, and sweetened with sugar, it is served warm and often accompanies a ...

Google previewMaya Wars (2001)

Ethnographic Accounts from Nineteenth-century Yucatán by Terry Rugeley

Atole is a drink made of dried cornmeal dissolved in water. 21. The exact phrase here is por el estipendio tasado. Recent reforms had established set wages for Indian labor, wages that the rural euras were under pressure to observe; hence, ...

Google previewUpper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary (2011)

by David Beck

shaman who makes offerings of chocolate atole to spirits § chu'kula:lhwi:nin (vi) perform witchcraft by offering ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

atole Mexico Athin porridge orthick gruel of maize flour (masa harina) or corn flour, boiled withwater, milk, cinnamon, sugarand puréed fresh fruit. Served hot for breakfast. atole de arroz Mexico As atole ...

Google previewIconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo by Eric Zolov

Atole (atolli) seems to embody the exact opposite of the notion of “a flash in the pan.” Inhabitants of Mesoamerica have consumed this nutritious maize-based nonalcoholic warm beverage in many incarnations from time immemorial.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott


Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

ATOLE To make this Aztec and Mayan corn beverage,cover 2 c. corn kernels in water and boil until they are tender.Then pour offthe cooking water and cool thekernels. Next,mash or grind orblend themtogether with enough water to yielda light ...

Google previewEntertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Melitta Weiss Adamson, Francine Segan

Atole, a sort of ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

The food temperature is limited to l00°C atole (Mel A thin porridge or thick ...

Google previewTwo Thousand Words and Their Definitions, Not in Webster's Dictionary (1888)

by Anna Randall Diehl

* Atole, Indian corn gruel. .A-wntf-sAip, The office or position of an aunt. Aurafanemory ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged (1859)

by John Russell Bartlett

Atole. In the Spanish portions of North America, gruel, generally of corn-meal. Attitudinize. To assume affected attitudes. — Worcester. Aunty. A familiar term, often used in accosting an elderly woman. Authority. In Connecticut the justices of the ...



Atole. In the Spanish portions of North America, gruel, generally of corn-meal. Attitudinize. To assume affected attitudes. — Worcester. Aunty. A familiar term, often used in accosting an elderly woman. Authority. In Connecticut the justices of the ...

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