aleuromancy

[uh-loo r-uh-man-see]

noun

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

Origin of aleuromancy

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