Pronunciation: [sheen-WAH]

A metal conical sieve with an extremely fine mesh, used for puréeing or straining. The mesh is so fine that a spoon or pestle must be used to press the food through it.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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