consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy.
mealy in appearance or nature.
Origin of farinaceous
From the Latin
dating back to 1640–50.
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Examples from the Web for farinaceous
Historical Examples of farinaceous
The flesh is firm, white, and has a farinaceous taste as well as odor.
The lungs are satisfied with a provision of vegetable and farinaceous food.
The result is, they know but little of farinaceous or vegetable food.
The kernel has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.
The fruit is of a farinaceous quality, but so bitter as to be useless for food.
British Dictionary definitions for farinaceous
consisting or made of starch, such as bread, macaroni, and potatoes
having a mealy texture or appearance
containing starchfarinaceous seeds
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Word Origin and History for farinaceous
1640s, from Late Latin farinaceus, from farina (see farina).
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Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
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