[ far-uh-nohs ]
/ ˈfær əˌnoʊs /


yielding farina.
resembling farina; farinaceous.
covered with a mealy powder.

Origin of farinose

First recorded in 1720–30, farinose is from the Late Latin word farīnōsus mealy. See farina, -ose1

Related forms

far·i·nose·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for 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


/ (ˈfærɪˌnəʊs, -ˌnəʊz) /


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

Derived Forms

farinosely, adverb
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