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[flouuh r-ee, flou-uh-ree] /ˈflaʊər i, ˈflaʊ ə ri/
of, relating to, or resembling flour.
white with flour.
Origin of floury
First recorded in 1585-95; flour + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Still they were hot and floury, and not bad with a bit of salt.

    Brownsmith's Boy George Manville Fenn
  • Biddy had learned to cook them properly, when they appeared dry and floury.

    The Young Berringtons W.H.G. Kingston
  • Boil your potatoes and let them be of the firm, soapy kind, not the floury kind.

  • She drooped in his arms, hanging her head and looking down on her floury hands.

    The Eye of Dread Payne Erskine
  • They were white, floury, without a drop of water in the whole dish of them.

    Amaryllis at the Fair Richard Jefferies
  • "Why, yes—" said Miss Lydia, doubtfully, and dusted her floury hands together.

    An Old Chester Secret Margaret Deland
  • Perseverance appeared, floury and serene, at the foot of the ladder.

    Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle
  • "That's an old story now, my dear," said Frank, rubbing his floury face with his hand.


    Emma Marshall
  • Waitstill wiped her floury hands and put them on her sister's shoulders.

    The Story Of Waitstill Baxter By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • He knew artificial whiteness only when it was glaring and floury.

    The Witness Grace Livingston Hill Lutz

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