American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made from, rich in, or consisting of starch.
- adj. Having a mealy or powdery texture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting or made of meal or flour: as, a farinaceous diet, which consists of articles prepared from the meal or flour of the various species of corn or grain.
- Containing starch: as, farinaceous seeds.
- Pertaining to meal; of the nature of meal; mealy: as, a farinaceous taste or quality.
- Having a mealy appearance; covered with or as if with meal; characterized by something resembling meal: applied in pathology to certain eruptions in which the epidermis exfoliates in fine scales resembling farina.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting or made of meal or flour.
- adj. Yielding farina or flour.
- adj. Like meal; mealy; pertaining to meal.
- adj. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
- adj. resembling starch
- From Latin farinaceus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin farīnāceus, mealy, from farīna, farina; see farina. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Unfortunately, the nature of the blight which has seized upon this tuber has eluded the most careful inquiries; but it has been shown by well-conducted analyses that potatoes at their late prices are the most expensive kind of farinaceous food.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“The basis of all soup is stock, and in making stock we, of course, have to depend upon vegetables, fruit, or some kind of farinaceous food.”
“The formal breakfast differed slightly from an early luncheon, except that the menu made up of was distinctly breakfast dishes: Toast, hot muffins, omelets and other preparations of eggs, delicate farinaceous foods, cafe au lait, etc.”
“For the transcriber, the collection is a treasure trove of little discoveries -- the antiquated use of "farinaceous" instead of today's "pasta"; the remarkable preponderance of oyster dishes; the revelation that steaks cost twenty-five cents, not twenty-five dollars.”
“He regarded ‘the chief cause of corpulence as a diet with starchy and farinaceous elements’ which he said ‘was no less fattening when conveyed in drinks, such as beer’.”
“West of Egypt, couscous is the farinaceous starch.”
“When there is a farinaceous sediment in the urine during fever, it indicates a protracted illness.”
“But farinaceous sediments in the urine are bad, and still worse are the leafy; the white and thin are very bad, but the furfuraceous are still worse than these.”
“On the tenth, no drink taken; comatose, sleep slight; alvine discharges the same; urine abundant, and thickish; when allowed to stand, the sediment farinaceous and white; extremities again cold.”
“It was to the hunting tribes, who came to us from regions even bleaker and more exacting than our own, that the southern counties owed the taste for venison and a call for some nourishment more sustaining than farinaceous substances, green stuff and milk, as well as a gradual dissipation of the prejudice against the hare, the goose, and the hen as articles of food, which the”
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