noun \ˈfla(-ə)r\

: powder made from a grain (especially wheat) that is used in cooking for making bread, cakes, etc.

Full Definition of FLOUR

:  a product consisting of finely milled wheat; also :  a similar product made from another grain or food product (as dried potatoes or fish)
:  a fine soft powder
flour·less adjective
floury \-ē\ adjective

Examples of FLOUR

  1. a five-pound bag of flour
  2. mix the two flours together

Origin of FLOUR

Middle English — more at flower
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel



: to cover (something) with flour

Full Definition of FLOUR

transitive verb
:  to coat with or as if with flour
intransitive verb
:  to break up into particles

Examples of FLOUR

  1. The fish should be lightly floured before it's fried.

First Known Use of FLOUR

circa 1657
FLOUR Defined for Kids


noun \ˈflar\

Definition of FLOUR for Kids

:  finely ground wheat or other food product <whole wheat flour> <potato flour>
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