floury


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flour

 (flou′ər, flour)
n.
1. A fine, powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a grain, especially wheat, used chiefly in baking.
2. Any of various similar finely ground or powdered foodstuffs, as of cassava, chickpeas, or bananas.
3. A soft, fine powder.
tr.v. floured, flour·ing, flours
1. To cover or coat with flour.
2. To make into flour.

[Middle English, flower, best of anything, flour; see flower.]

flour′y adj.

flour•y

(ˈflaʊər i, ˈflaʊ ə ri)

adj.
1. of or resembling flour.
2. covered or white with flour.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.floury - resembling flour in fine powdery texture; "a floury clay"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
Translations

floury

[ˈflaʊərɪ] ADJharinoso

floury

[ˈflaʊəri] adj
[hands] → enfariné(e); [scones, roll] → fariné(e)
[potatoes] → farineux/euse

floury

adj face, hands, potatoesmehlig

floury

[ˈflaʊərɪ] adj (hands) → infarinato/a; (potato) → farinoso/a
References in classic literature ?
There's old Stephen Grant coming in," exclaimed Peg viciously, shaking her floury fist at him, "and looking as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.
She folded her bare, floury arms over her breast and fastened her black eyes on the young preacher.
I remember one funny story about himself that made grandmother, who was working her bread on the bread-board, laugh until she wiped her eyes with her bare arm, her hands being floury.
If her countenance and hair had rather a floury appearance, as though from living in some transcendently genteel Mill, it was rather because she was a chalky creation altogether, than because she mended her complexion with violet powder, or had turned grey.
She wondered if they had any relatives outside the mill, for in that case there must be a painful difficulty in their family intercourse,--a fat and floury spider, accustomed to take his fly well dusted with meal, must suffer a little at a cousin's table where the fly was
said Rachel, rubbing her floury hands, as she went into the porch.
But the fruits were very delightful; one, in particular, that seemed to be in season all the time I was there--a floury thing in a three-sided husk --was especially good, and I made it my staple.
Meg was entertaining Sallie Gardiner in the parlor, when the door flew open and a floury, crocky, flushed, and disheveled figure appeared, demanding tartly.
She put her floury and horny hand into mine; another and heartier smile illumined her rough face, and from that moment we were friends.
Life, my brethren, is like plum-cake," began Polly, impressively folding her floury hands.
NOW everyone knows - it was floury baps which were responsible for the rise and rise of the Wonder of Wallasey (Paul Hollywood: A Baker's Life, Channel 4, Monday).
Hollywood's final recipe is for his baker father's floury baps, which he claims are still the best example of bread he's ever tasted.