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.

Derivatives:

floury adj. (flourier, flouriest). flouriness n.

Etymology: ME, different. spelling of FLOWER in the sense 'finest part'

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.