来自意大利语 semola,谷糠，-ina,小词后缀，来自拉丁语 simila,面粉，来自希腊语 semidalis, 麦粒，来自闪语 smd,磨，磨成粒。后用于指如谷糠般的粗面粉。
- semolina:  Latin simila meant ‘fine flour’ (it has given English the simnel  of simnel cake, which originally denoted ‘bread made from fine flour’). From it was descended Italian semola ‘bran’, whose diminutive form semolino was adapted into English as semolina.
- semolina (n.)
- meal from hard kernels of wheat, 1797, alteration of Italian semolino "grits; paste for soups," diminutive of semola "bran," from Latin simila "the finest flour," probably from the same Semitic source as Greek semidalis "the finest flour" (compare Assyrian samidu, Syrian semida "fine meal").