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starch·y

 (stär′chē)
adj. starch·i·er, starch·i·est
1.
a. Containing starch.
b. Stiffened with starch.
2. Of or resembling starch.
3. Stiff; formal: "this starchy, old-fashioned hotel room" (Anne Tyler).

starch′i·ly adv.
starch′i·ness n.

starchy

(ˈstɑːtʃɪ)
adj, starchier or starchiest
1. of, relating to, or containing starch: starchy foods.
2. extremely formal, stiff, or conventional: a starchy manner.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) stiffened with starch
ˈstarchily adv
ˈstarchiness n

starch•y

(ˈstɑr tʃi)

adj. starch•i•er, starch•i•est.
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch.
2. containing starch.
3. stiffened with starch.
4. stiff and formal, as in manner.
[1795–1805]
starch′i•ly, adv.
starch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.starchy - consisting of or containing starch; "starchy foods"
starchless - lacking starch
2.starchy - rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"

starchy

adjective formal, stiff, stuffy, conventional, precise, prim, punctilious, ceremonious The poses were starchy, the smiles a shade false.

starchy

adjective
So rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity:
Translations
نَشَوي
škrobovitý
stivelsesholdig
jäykkätärkättytärkkelystärkkelyspitoinen
keményítõ tartalmú
mjölvakenndur
škrobnatý
nişastalı

starchy

[ˈstɑːtʃɪ] ADJ (starchier (compar) (starchiest (superl)))
1. [food] → con fécula
2. (fig) [person] → rígido, estirado

starchy

[ˈstɑːrtʃi] adj
[food] → riche en féculents
[person] → guindé(e)

starchy

adj (+er)stärkehaltig; (fig)steif

starchy

[ˈstɑːtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (food) → ricco/a di amido

starch

(staːtʃ) noun
1. a white food substance found especially in flour, potatoes etc. Bread contains starch.
2. a powder prepared from this, used for stiffening clothes.
verb
to stiffen (clothes) with starch.
ˈstarchy adjective
like or containing starch. cake, biscuits and other starchy foods.
ˈstarchiness noun

starchy

a. feculento-a; almidonado-a;
___ foodsalimentos ___ -s, almidones que contienen carbohidratos.
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Celery root makes a great alternative to cabbage for a no-cook slaw and is an ideal swap for starchier veggies like potatoes, since it's lower in carbs and calories -- only 65 calories per cup with 14 grams of carbs and nearly 3 grams of fiber.
The bananas from a group of cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called plantains, and are generally used in cooking rather than eaten raw.
Plantains look like bananas but are a lot starchier; they're also rich in vitamins (especially A and C), potassium, and fiber, and can be eaten either green, semi-ripe, or fully ripe.
At least one other crop is nearing commercialization from DuPont, which used gene editing to create a starchier corn plant.
They are harvested earlier, before they are dried, and offer a creamy, almost buttery, texture compared to the mature chickpeas which are starchier and mealier.
There are many types, and those familiar with our local Caribbean stores will recognise the larger, starchier plantain, used in soups and stews as a vegetable.