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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.

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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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