farinaceous
adjective Date: 1646 1. having a mealy texture or surface 2. containing or rich in starch

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  • Farinaceous — Far i*na ceous, a. [L. farinaceus.] 1. Consisting or made of meal or flour; as, a farinaceous diet. [1913 Webster] 2. Yielding farina or flour; as, ffarinaceous seeds. [1913 Webster] 3. Like meal; mealy; pertaining to meal; as, a farinaceous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • farinaceous — 1640s, from L.L. farinaceus, from farina (see FARINA (Cf. farina)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • farinaceous — [far΄ə nā′shəs] adj. [LL farinaceus < L farina: see FARINA] 1. containing, consisting of, or made from flour or meal 2. like meal 3. containing starch …   English World dictionary

  • farinaceous — miltingas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Turintis daug krakmolo (apie grūdus); sukrintantis lyg į miltus (apie bulves). atitikmenys: angl. farinaceous; mealy rus. мучнистый …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • farinaceous — adj. [L. farina, flour] 1. Mealy. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Has been used to describe powdery looking insect surfaces and wings; pulverulent; pollinose …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • farinaceous — /far euh nay sheuhs/, adj. 1. consisting or made of flour or meal, as food. 2. containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy. 3. mealy in appearance or nature. [1640 50; < L farinaceus. See FARINA, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • farinaceous — adjective a) made from, or rich in starch or flour b) having a floury texture; grainy …   Wiktionary

  • farinaceous — 1. Relating to farina or flour. 2. Starchy. * * * far·i·na·ceous .far ə nā shəs adj 1) containing or rich in starch 2) having a mealy texture or surface …   Medical dictionary

  • farinaceous — Synonyms and related words: botanic, branny, bulbous, cereal, chalklike, chalky, comminute, comminuted, crushed, detrital, detrited, disintegrated, dusty, efflorescent, fine, flaky, floury, fruitlike, fruity, furfuraceous, gone to dust, grated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • farinaceous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. granular, starchy, mealy; see gritty …   English dictionary for students

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