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[flouuh r-ee, flou-uh-ree]
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  1. of, relating to, or resembling flour.
  2. white with flour.
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Origin of floury

First recorded in 1585–95; flour + -y1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for floury

chalky, crumbly, grainy, dusty, gravelly, crumbling, dry, fine, friable, gritty, impalpable, loose, mealy, sandy, granular, pulverulent, arenaceous, arenose, branny, floury

Examples from the Web for floury

Historical Examples of floury

  • Still they were hot and floury, and not bad with a bit of salt.

    Brownsmith's Boy

    George Manville Fenn

  • Biddy had learned to cook them properly, when they appeared dry and floury.

    The Young Berringtons

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Boil your potatoes and let them be of the firm, soapy kind, not the floury kind.

  • She drooped in his arms, hanging her head and looking down on her floury hands.

    The Eye of Dread

    Payne Erskine

  • They were white, floury, without a drop of water in the whole dish of them.

    Amaryllis at the Fair

    Richard Jefferies