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middlings (plural only)

  1. (cooking) Low grade or coarse flour; coarse wheat mixed with bran.
    • 1917, Carl William Larson, Fred Silver Putney, Dairy cattle feeding and management, page 95,
      Buckwheat middlings is a fairly good feed for dairy cows, being far superior to buckwheat bran.
  2. (cooking, chiefly Southern US) The part of a pig between the shoulder and the ham.
  3. (business) Partially refined ore or petroleum.
  4. (business) Commodities that are of intermediate price, size or quality.