farinaceous

[far-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
1.
consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
2.
containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy.
3.
mealy in appearance or nature.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin farīnāceus. See farina, -aceous

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farinaceous (ˌfærɪˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  consisting or made of starch, such as bread, macaroni, and potatoes
2.  having a mealy texture or appearance
3.  containing starch: farinaceous seeds

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farinaceous
1650s, from L. farinaceus, from farina (see farina).
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farinaceous far·i·na·ceous (fār'ə-nā'shəs)
adj.
Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.

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The gastric juice has probably no action on farinaceous substances.
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