- consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
- containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy.
- mealy in appearance or nature.
Origin of farinaceous
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Examples from the Web for farinaceous
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.In Search of the Castaways
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
- 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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
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