farina

noun
fa·ri·na | \fə-ˈrē-nə \

Definition of farina 

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

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a potato farina factory. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, "Dotards and Hooligans 101: Why Scholars Study North Korea’s Insults," 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, "A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Radioactive Oatmeal Go Down," 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, "Inside the Elite Weight Loss Camp for Wealthy Women," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of farina

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for farina

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

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farina

noun
fa·ri·na | \fə-ˈrē-nə \

Medical Definition of farina 

: a fine meal of vegetable matter (as cereal grains) used chiefly for puddings or as a breakfast cereal

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