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farina

[fuh-ree-nuh] /fəˈri nə/
noun
1.
flour or meal made from cereal grains and cooked as cereal, used in puddings, soups, etc.
2.
Chiefly British. starch, especially potato starch.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin farīna meal, flour, equivalent to far emmer + -īna, feminine of -īnus -ine1
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Examples for farina
  • When he has nothing else he eats the farina, as it is called, by the handful.
British Dictionary definitions for farina

farina

/fəˈriːnə/
noun
1.
flour or meal made from any kind of cereal grain
2.
(mainly Brit) starch, esp prepared from potato flour
Word Origin
C18: from Latin fār spelt, coarse meal
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Word Origin and History for farina
farina
late 14c., from L. farina "ground wheat, flour, meal," from far (gen. farris) "grits, a kind of grain."
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