[far-uh-ney-shuh s]


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 word farīnāceus, dating back to 1640–50. See farina, -aceous
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Related Words for farinaceous

gritty, mealy, starchy

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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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farinaceous in Medicine




Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
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