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


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