powdery

[ pou-duh-ree ]
/ ˈpaʊ də ri /

adjective

consisting of or resembling powder: powdery sand; powdery clouds.
easily reduced to powder: powdery plaster.
sprinkled or covered with or as with powder: flowers powdery with pollen.

Origin of powdery

First recorded in 1400–50, powdery is from the late Middle English word powdry. See powder1, -y1
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Word Origin and History for powdery

powdery


adj.

early 15c., from powder (n.) + -y (2).

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