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[fur-fyuh-rey-shuh s, -fuh-]
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  1. of or containing bran
  2. resembling bran; branlike.
  3. scaly; scurfy.
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Origin of furfuraceous

From the Late Latin word furfurāceus, dating back to 1640–50. See furfur, -aceous
Related formsfur·fu·ra·ceous·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for furfuraceous

Historical Examples

  • The stem is stuffed, tapering downward, whitish, furfuraceous near the cap.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

British Dictionary definitions for furfuraceous


  1. relating to or resembling bran
  2. med resembling dandruff; scaly
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Derived Formsfurfuraceously, adverb
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furfuraceous in Medicine


(fûr′fə-rāshəs, -fyə-)
  1. Made of or covered with scaly particles, such as dandruff.
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