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farina

[fuh-ree-nuh] /fəˈri nə/
noun
1.
flour or meal made from cereal grains and cooked as cereal, used in puddings, soups, etc.
2.
Chiefly British. starch, especially potato starch.
Origin of farina
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin farīna meal, flour, equivalent to far emmer + -īna, feminine of -īnus -ine1
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  • Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.

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    Benjamin Taylor
  • There was a sort of porringer of farina, and some cakes of the same substance.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mrs. Davitt will like to talk a while, and to know that I have not forgotten her and her farina.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • farina's eyes yearned to her once, and then he rose and joined in the pleasantry.

  • farina bowed, as to thank him deeply for the rules of the Club. '

  • He had lost a splendid opportunity, and farina had seized it.

British Dictionary definitions for farina

farina

/fəˈriːnə/
noun
1.
flour or meal made from any kind of cereal grain
2.
(mainly Brit) starch, esp prepared from potato flour
Word Origin
C18: from Latin fār spelt, coarse meal
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Word Origin and History for farina
n.

1707, from Latin farina "ground wheat, flour, meal," from far (genitive farris) "grits, spelt, a kind of grain" (see barley).

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