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aleuromancy

[ uh-loor-uh-man-see ]
/ əˈlʊər əˌmæn si /
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noun

(in ancient times) the use of flour as a means of divination.

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Origin of aleuromancy

1650–60; <French aleuromancie (see aleurone, -mancy), alteration of Greek aleuromanteîon divination by meal
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