- 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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Examples from the Web for farina
He played the quintessential Farina role—a lovable schmuck—before the character passed away at the end of Season 2.
For the next five years, Farina actually stayed active in the police force while acting on the side, finally retiring in 1986.
Get Shorty Farina proves how unsettling and chilling an actor can be while simultaneously being, well, hilarious.
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April 10, 2010
Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.Storyology
There was a sort of porringer of farina, and some cakes of the same substance.The Three Midshipmen
Mrs. Davitt will like to talk a while, and to know that I have not forgotten her and her farina.Flint
Maud Wilder Goodwin
Farina's eyes yearned to her once, and then he rose and joined in the pleasantry.
Farina bowed, as to thank him deeply for the rules of the Club. '
- flour or meal made from any kind of cereal grain
- mainly British starch, esp prepared from potato flour
C18: from Latin fār spelt, coarse meal
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Word Origin and History for farina
1707, from Latin farina "ground wheat, flour, meal," from far (genitive farris) "grits, spelt, a kind of grain" (see barley).
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