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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [far-uh-ney-shuh s]
    • /ˌfær əˈneɪ ʃəs/
    • /ˌfæ.rɪ.ˈneɪ.ʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [far-uh-ney-shuh s]
    • /ˌfær əˈneɪ ʃəs/

Definitions of farinaceous word

  • adjective farinaceous consisting or made of flour or meal, as food. 1
  • adjective farinaceous containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy. 1
  • adjective farinaceous mealy in appearance or nature. 1
  • noun farinaceous Made from, or rich in, starch or flour. 1
  • adjective farinaceous consisting or made of starch, such as bread, macaroni, and potatoes 0
  • adjective farinaceous having a mealy texture or appearance 0

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Origin of farinaceous

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
From the Latin word farīnāceus, dating back to 1640-50. See farina, -aceous

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Parts of speech for Farinaceous


farinaceous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for farinaceous

adj farinaceous

  • gritty — consisting of, containing, or resembling grit; sandy.
  • mealy — having the qualities of meal; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: mealy potatoes; a mealy stone.
  • starchy — of, relating to, or of the nature of starch.
  • starch — a white, tasteless, solid carbohydrate, (C 6 H 1 0 O 5) n , occurring in the form of minute granules in the seeds, tubers, and other parts of plants, and forming an important constituent of rice, corn, wheat, beans, potatoes, and many other vegetable foods.

adjective farinaceous

  • granular — of the nature of granules; grainy.

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