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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Starch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Starch.

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  • noun starch

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  • noun a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from Greek amulon, starch, from neuter of amulos, not ground at a mill : a-, not; see a– + mulē, mill; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin amylum, from Ancient Greek ἄμυλον (amylon), from ἀ- (privative-) +‎ μύλη (mulē, “mill”).

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