from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ground rice, used for making puddings, gruel for infants, etc., and as a face-powder.
- n. The layer of the rice kernel next the cuticle, rubbed off as a powder in the processes of hulling and polishing. Its food-value is many times greater than that of the polished grain, since it includes nearly all the fats. Not being by itself palatable the flour is used only as stock food. Also called rice-meal and rice-dust.
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