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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.]
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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.
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(ˌfær əˈneɪ ʃəs)

1. consisting or made of flour or meal, as food.
2. containing starch; starchy.
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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"
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[ˌfærɪˈneɪʃəs] ADJfarináceo
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