farinaceous

[ far-uh-ney-shuh s ]
/ ˌfær əˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective

consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy.
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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British Dictionary definitions for farinaceous

farinaceous

/ (ˌfærɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective

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

farinaceous


adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for farinaceous

farinaceous

[ făr′ə-nāshəs ]

adj.

Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
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