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farina Syllabification: fa·ri·na
Pronunciation: /fəˈrēnə/

Definition of farina in English:


1Flour or meal made of cereal grains, nuts, or starchy roots.
Example sentences
  • In another bowl, combine the bread, sour cream, flour, and farina.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the potatoes together with the butter, flour, farina, egg yolk, salt, and nutmeg to form a dough.
  • Cassava is grown for its starchy tubers, which are most often used to prepare farina or flour, and it is the primary source of carbohydrates in sub-Saharan Africa.
1.1 archaic A powdery substance, or a substance in powdered form.
1.2 archaic Starch.


Pronunciation: /ˌferəˈnāSHəs/
Example sentences
  • But slaves were given only 4-6 qt of farinaceous food weekly if their provision grounds proved unproductive.
  • The Japanese cook their noodles thoroughly, but these had taken on the white edge farinaceous food gets when left sitting in liquid for a long time.
  • Dropped dumplings are usually made using a protein or farinaceous mixture that is fortified and lightened.


Late Middle English: from Latin, from far 'grain'.

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