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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.
After seven days under room conditions (20 [+ or -] 5 [degrees]C and RH 63 [+ or -] 2%), fruits were evaluated for the following attributes: respiratory rates nmol of CO2 k[g.sup.-1] s-1) and ethylene production (pmol C2H4 k[g.sup.-1] s-1), skin color (less red region), pulp firmness (N), soluble solids (SS), titratable acidity (TA), SS / TA ratio, farinaceous pulp and senescent degeneration incidence, according to methodology described in Steffens et al.
The index for 'Manufacture Of Food Products' group rose by 0.4 percent to 129.2 (provisional) from 128.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of groundnut oil (5%), gur, vanaspati and manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products (4% each), chicken/duck, dressed - fresh/frozen , bagasse, molasses and powder milk (3% each), coffee powder with chicory, manufacture of prepared animal feeds, gram powder (besan), sugar, manufacture of starches and starch products, castor oil and butter (2% each) and processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs and products thereof, processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables, honey, spices (including mixed spices), mustard oil, salt, basmati rice and rice products (1% each).
The toxin has been reported mainly in the farinaceous grain (R4), hard farinaceous (R5) and physiological maturation (R6) stages (HERMANNS et al., 2006).
The plants were harvested in July when the grains were at the farinaceous stage, 92 DAP.
These compounds remove the free water from the cells and form a pectic gel, thus promoting the loss of juiciness in fruit and a farinaceous aspect (Obenland, Crisosto, & Rose, 2003).
Composite soil samples composed of five subsamples were randomly collected with a gouge auger, in the 0-0.10 m layer, on the following dates: 0 (before sowing and application of treatments), 10 (VE: emergence), 25 (V2: two expanded leaves) 58 (VN: until tasseling), 90 (R1: tasseling), 135 (R4: formation of farinaceous grains) and 202 (R6: physiological maturity of corn grains) days after application of treatments (DAA).
New perspective triticale lines and varieties have more and better filled grain, higher grain yield, grain mass and farinaceous content, while amounts of proteins and lysine are smaller compared with older varieties (Dekic, 2010; Djekic et al., 2011; Milovanovic et al., 2011).
In both cases, the control of the disease requires the individual to adopt more healthy life style habits, which include the control of anxiety, depression, stress and agitation associated with modern life, as well as the control of body weight, consumption tobacco and alcoholic beverages, foods and beverages containing sugars in various forms (glucose, sucrose, fructose, lactose), fats and farinaceous and regular exercise (37-39).
Red flour beetles are secondary pests of stored food materials and are usually found infesting grain byproducts such as wheat flour and other farinaceous compounds.