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[ flouuhr-ee, flou-uh-ree ]


  1. of, relating to, or resembling flour.
  2. white with flour.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of floury1

First recorded in 1585–95; flour + -y 1
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Example Sentences

To make the dumplings, mix the dry ingredients, and work in the shortening with a fork until pea-size balls of floury dough start to form.

By then, Britain’s pie tradition stretched back centuries to the cooks who encased hunks of meat in a thick armor of floury dough known as a “coffin.”

“And ‘the principal figure’ in it is all floury and generally dishevelled,” she said at last, with a light laugh.

Not even stopping to wipe her floury hands, she walked over to the window, tore open the envelope and began to read.

His bare brown arms were floury and he wiped them on his striped cotton apron as he came forward to open the door.

His complexion was floury, and looked as if, had you touched it, a mothy dust would have adhered to your finger.

The mistress herself opened it, her hands a little floury, and a clean gingham apron over her afternoon dress.


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