patent flour

noun
pat·​ent flour | \ ˈpa-tᵊn(t)- How to pronounce patent flour (audio) , British also ˈpā- \

Definition of patent flour

: a high-grade wheat flour that consists solely of endosperm

First Known Use of patent flour

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patent flour was in 1886

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“Patent flour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patent%20flour. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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