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flour

noun \ ˈflau̇(-ə)r \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of flour

1 :a product consisting of finely milled wheat; also :a similar product made from another grain or food product (such as dried potatoes or fish)
2 :a fine soft powder

flourless

adjective

floury

play \ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ē\ adjective

Examples of flour in a Sentence

  1. a five-pound bag of flour

  2. mix the two flours together

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Origin and Etymology of flour

Middle English — more at flower


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flour

verb

Definition of flour

transitive verb
:to coat with or as if with flour
intransitive verb
:to break up into particles

Examples of flour in a Sentence

  1. The fish should be lightly floured before it's fried.

Recent Examples of flour from the Web

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First Known Use of flour

circa 1657



FLOUR Defined for English Language Learners

flour

noun

Definition of flour for English Language Learners

  • : powder made from a grain (especially wheat) that is used in cooking for making bread, cakes, etc.


flour

verb

Definition of flour for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) with flour


FLOUR Defined for Kids

flour

noun \ ˈflau̇r \

Definition of flour for Students

:finely ground wheat or other food product
  • whole wheat flour
  • potato flour


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