farinaceous

adjective

far·​i·​na·​ceous ˌfer-ə-ˈnā-shəs How to pronounce farinaceous (audio)
ˌfa-rə-
1
: having a mealy texture or surface
2
: containing or rich in starch

Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of farinaceous was in 1646

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“Farinaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farinaceous. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

farinaceous

adjective
far·​i·​na·​ceous ˌfar-ə-ˈnā-shəs How to pronounce farinaceous (audio)
1
: containing or rich in starch
2
: having a mealy texture or surface

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