fa·​ri·​na | \ fə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce farina (audio) \

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

Examples of farina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Cream of Wheat farina, Mrs. Butterworth syrup and Eskimo Pie ice cream treats continue to review their branding. cleveland, "Uncle Ben’s rice announces new name, commits to ‘more inclusive future’," 23 Sep. 2020 Place one rounded teaspoon of the cool farina custard at the center bottom of each pastry sheet. Hannah Evans, Dallas News, "What’s the story behind Dallas and Oak Cliff’s first Greek restaurant— Torch of Acropolis? Curious Texas investigates," 12 Feb. 2020 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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The first known use of farina was in the 14th century

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29 Sep 2020

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“Farina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farina. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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fa·​ri·​na | \ fə-ˈrē-nə How to pronounce farina (audio) \

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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