Meaning of FLOUR in English

FLOUR

n. & v.

n. 1 a meal or powder obtained by grinding and usu. sifting cereals, esp. wheat. 2 any fine powder.

v.tr. 1 sprinkle with flour. 2 US grind into flour. floury adj. (flourier, flouriest). flouriness n.

[ ME, different. spelling of FLOWER in the sense 'finest part' ]

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