farina

noun

fa·​ri·​na fə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce farina (audio)
1
: a fine meal of vegetable matter (such as cereal grains) used chiefly for puddings or as a breakfast cereal
2
: any of various powdery or mealy substances

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Directions Up to 12 hours before serving, put the rice, oats, barley and farina in a 6-to-10-cup rice cooker. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 9 Sep. 2022 Meanwhile, Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Cream of Wheat farina, Mrs. Butterworth syrup and Eskimo Pie ice cream treats continue to review their branding. cleveland, 23 Sep. 2020 Place one rounded teaspoon of the cool farina custard at the center bottom of each pastry sheet. Hannah Evans, Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2020 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a potato farina factory. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2017 They'd been locked in competition with another hot breakfast cereal—Cream of Wheat, made with farina—since the early 1900s. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 8 Mar. 2017 But instead, I was presented with a savory herb and cheese egg Benedict with ricotta and farina cake. Megan O'brien, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 July 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, meal, flour, from far spelt — more at barley

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of farina was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Farina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farina. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

farina

noun
fa·​ri·​na fə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce farina (audio)
: a fine meal made chiefly from cereal grains used especially as a breakfast cereal

Medical Definition

farina

noun
fa·​ri·​na fə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce farina (audio)
: a fine meal of vegetable matter (as cereal grains) used chiefly for puddings or as a breakfast cereal

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