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1. Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
2. Having a mealy or powdery texture.

[Latin farīnāceus, mealy, from farīna, farina; see farina.]


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


(ˌfær əˈneɪ ʃəs)

1. consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
2. containing starch; starchy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.farinaceous - resembling starch
starchy - consisting of or containing starch; "starchy foods"
2.farinaceous - composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"


[ˌfærɪˈneɪʃəs] ADJfarináceo


References in classic literature ?
He had no need to be strict with himself, as he had very quickly been brought down to the required light weight; but still he had to avoid gaining flesh, and so he eschewed farinaceous and sweet dishes.
Pumblechook's premises in the High-street of the market town, were of a peppercorny and farinaceous character, as the premises of a corn-chandler and seedsman should be.
However, the Bleeding Hearts were kind hearts; and when they saw the little fellow cheerily limping about with a good-humoured face, doing no harm, drawing no knives, committing no outrageous immoralities, living chiefly on farinaceous and milk diet, and playing with Mrs Plornish's children of an evening, they began to think that although he could never hope to be an Englishman, still it would be hard to visit that affliction on his head.
However, the price of processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and mollusks and products thereof, copra oil and other meats, preserved/processed (4 percent each), manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous & similar farinaceous products (3 percent), cotton seed oil, wheat bran, spices (including mixed spices) and buffalo meat, fresh/frozen (2 percent each) and mustard oil, sunflower oil, rice bran oil, groundnut oil, castor oil, ortland, palm oil, rice (non-basmati), manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery and processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables (1 percent each) moved up.
Namely CZ-NACE 101 Production, processing, preserving of meat and meat products; 102 Processing and preserving of fish and fish products; 103 Processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables; 105 Manufacture of dairy products; 106 Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products; 107 Manufacture of bakery and farinaceous products; 108 Manufacture of other food products; 109 Manufacture of prepared animal feeds; 110 Manufacture of beverages.
7 macaroni, noodles, couscous, and similar farinaceous products Coffee products 0.
Pre-selection Pre-Selection Of Participants In The Procurement For The Supply Of Pasta, Couscous And Similar Farinaceous Products In Order To Provide Humanitarian Assistance Or Disaster Relief
Industrial utilisation of plantain and banana flour may reduce importation of wheat grains and other related farinaceous products into Nigeria and other African countries while promoting nutrients required for vulnerable groups.
According to ISIC, the food industries include several industrial activities as follows: Processing and preserving of meat, fish, crustaceans and mollusks; processing and preserving of fruits and vegetables; manufacture of vegetable, animal oils and fats, and dairy products; manufacture of grain mill products, starches, starch products and other food products; manufacture of bakery products, sugar, cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery; manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products; manufacture of prepared meals, dishes and other food products n.
Codes Industries 1 1511 Meat and meat products 2 1512 Fish and fish products (Ex)* 3 1513 Fruits, vegetables and edible nuts 4 1514 Vegetable and animal oils and fats 5 1520 Dairy products 6 1531 Grain mill products (Ex) 7 1532 Starches and starch products (Ex) 8 1533 Animal feeds (Ex) 9 1541 Bakery products 10 1542 Sugar 11 1543 Cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery 12 1549 Other farinaceous products n.