patent flour


pat·​ent flour ˈpa-tᵊn(t)- How to pronounce patent flour (audio)
 British also  ˈpā-
: a high-grade wheat flour that consists solely of endosperm

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of patent flour was in 1886

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“Patent flour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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