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farinaceous

[far-uh-ney-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
  2. containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy.
  3. mealy in appearance or nature.
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Origin of farinaceous

From the Latin word farīnāceus, dating back to 1640–50. See farina, -aceous
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Examples from the Web for farinaceous

Historical Examples

  • The flesh is firm, white, and has a farinaceous taste as well as odor.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • The lungs are satisfied with a provision of vegetable and farinaceous food.

  • The result is, they know but little of farinaceous or vegetable food.

    Oowikapun

    Egerton Ryerson Young

  • 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.

    Woodland Gleanings

    Charles Tilt


British Dictionary definitions for farinaceous

farinaceous

adjective
  1. consisting or made of starch, such as bread, macaroni, and potatoes
  2. having a mealy texture or appearance
  3. containing starchfarinaceous seeds
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Word Origin and History for farinaceous

adj.

1640s, from Late Latin farinaceus, from farina (see farina).

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farinaceous in Medicine

farinaceous

(făr′ə-nāshəs)
adj.
  1. Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
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