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adj. Biology
Covered with mealy dust or powder: a farinose calyx.

[Late Latin farīnōsus, mealy, from Latin farīna, farina; see farina.]
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(ˈfærɪˌnəʊs; -ˌnəʊz)
1. (Cookery) similar to or yielding farina
2. (Botany) botany covered with very short hairs resembling a whitish mealy dust
ˈfariˌnosely adv
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(ˈfær əˌnoʊs)

1. yielding farina.
2. resembling farina; farinaceous.
3. covered with a mealy powder.
[1720–30; < Late Latin]
far′i•nose`ly, adv.
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