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farinose

[ far-uh-nohs ]

adjective

  1. yielding farina.
  2. resembling farina; farinaceous.
  3. covered with a mealy powder.


farinose

/ -ˌnəʊz; ˈfærɪˌnəʊs /

adjective

  1. similar to or yielding farina
  2. botany covered with very short hairs resembling a whitish mealy dust


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Derived Forms

  • ˈfariˌnosely, adverb

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Other Words From

  • fari·nosely adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of farinose1

First recorded in 1720–30, farinose is from the Late Latin word farīnōsus mealy. See farina, -ose 1

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Example Sentences

Other preparations of wheat somewhat similar in character are farinose, germlet, etc.

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