farina

[ fuh-ree-nuh ]
/ fəˈri nə /
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noun

flour or meal made from cereal grains and cooked as cereal, used in puddings, soups, etc.
Chiefly British. starch, especially potato starch.

Origin of farina

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin farīna meal, flour, equivalent to far emmer + -īna, feminine of -īnus -ine1
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farina

/ (fəˈriːnə) /

noun

flour or meal made from any kind of cereal grain
mainly British starch, esp prepared from potato flour

Word Origin for farina

C18: from Latin fār spelt, coarse meal
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Word Origin and History for farina

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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