Aleuromancy A*leu"ro*man`cy, n. [Gr. ? wheaten flour + -mancy: cf. F. aleuromancie.] Divination by means of flour. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

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  • aleuromancy — aleu·ro·man·cy …   English syllables

  • aleuromancy — Divination using flour …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • aleuromancy — /əˈlurəmænsi/ (say uh loohruhmansee), /əˈlju / (say uh lyooh ) noun an ancient form of divination in which flour is used. {French aleuromancie, from New Latin aleuromantia, from Greek aleuromanteion, from aleuron wheat flour + mancy} …   Australian English dictionary

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