Farinose
Farinose Far`i*nose", a. [L. farinosus: cf. F. farineux.] 1. Yielding farina; as, farinose substances. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Covered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy. [1913 Webster]


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  • Farinose — Farinōse, s. Stärke …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • farinose — [far′ə nōs΄] adj. [LL farinosus] 1. producing farina 2. full of meal; mealy 3. Biol. producing or covered with a powderlike substance, as fine hairs …   English World dictionary

  • farinose — adjective a) Yielding or related to farina; as, farinose substances. b) Covered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy …   Wiktionary

  • farinose — farinosely, adv. /far euh nohs /, adj. 1. yielding farina. 2. resembling farina; farinaceous. 3. covered with a mealy powder. [1720 30; < LL farinosus mealy. See FARINA, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Farinose — {{hw}}{{Farinose}}{{/hw}}s. f. pl. Ordine di piante monocotiledoni delle Angiosperme, caratterizzate dalla presenza di amido nelle riserve dei semi …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • farinose — adj. (French) farinaceous; resembling or yielding flour; (Biology) covered with mealy powder or dust …   English contemporary dictionary

  • farinose — far·i·nose …   English syllables

  • farinose — far•i•nose [[t]ˈfær əˌnoʊs[/t]] adj. 1) bot yielding farina 2) resembling farina; farinaceous 3) bot covered with a mealy powder • Etymology: 1720–30; < LL far′i•nose ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • farinose — /ˈfærənoʊs/ (say faruhnohs) adjective 1. yielding farina. 2. resembling farina. 3. covered with a mealy powder. {farin(a) + ose1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • farinose — …   Useful english dictionary

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