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farinose

[far-uh-nohs]
adjective
  1. yielding farina.
  2. resembling farina; farinaceous.
  3. covered with a mealy powder.
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Origin of farinose

First recorded in 1720–30, farinose is from the Late Latin word farīnōsus mealy. See farina, -ose1
Related formsfar·i·nose·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for farinose

Historical Examples of farinose

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

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg


British Dictionary definitions for farinose

farinose

adjective
  1. similar to or yielding farina
  2. botany covered with very short hairs resembling a whitish mealy dust
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Derived Formsfarinosely, adverb
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